52nd Anniversary

52 years! Happy anniversary to my parents. Molly and Benny. They’ve been through so much. My dad chatted up my mom on a NYC subway. He thought she had great legs. She was carrying some bags so naturally he offered to help. That’s what he says but I think it was more. I think relationshipsContinue reading “52nd Anniversary”

Today Many Years Ago…

A person was lost. He was in turmoil, on trial, looking at a prison sentence. He was also loved. We had a barbecue the day before and I now know, he said goodbye. To our little cousins, to me, to the world. I went to bed, in a state of calmness because of this. TheContinue reading “Today Many Years Ago…”

Casey Anthony Doc

Just watched this. Wow! As a survivor of sexual abuse it hit home. I remember this case. I along with everyone condemned her. She killed her kid so she could party like most people in their early 20’s. That was the narrative. How could she smile when her child was missing? Why was her childContinue reading “Casey Anthony Doc”

Molly Rodriguez

This is my mom. Very pregnant with twins. She wasn’t prepared for twins, cried when she found out, but made it work. With support of course from our amazing dad. It’s her birthday today, 12-22. As a kid it was difficult to find a gift for her this close to Christmas Often it had toContinue reading “Molly Rodriguez”

The Good in Humankind

Reading the recent headlines it’s easy to loose faith in people. Mass shooting in Colorado. Terrorist attack in Israel. A myriad of other more localized violence. If you were an alien from another galaxy and you googled earth, you would think the worst. World wars, massacre’s, genocide. All happened and happening as I write this.Continue reading “The Good in Humankind”

Mrs. Mann

I had a third grade teacher named Mrs. Mann They taught me ancient Egypt mythology, Greek mythology and read from a book that had its protagonist, a happy go lucky kid burns their eyes out by illegal fireworks. It was life changing. The way it was explained. In a perfect way a child could understand.Continue reading “Mrs. Mann”

Things all women will go through

I’m 47. That’s the age most women will experience peri menopause. You might go for a routine check with your OBGYN. I did that, 2 years too late, and my OBGYN noticed a large polyp. She was down there and said something. I was completely freaked out. Of course I was thinking, “There’s a hugeContinue reading “Things all women will go through”

A great dad

I can remember a time when someone on my school bus was going off on Hispanic dads. Can’t remember the specifics, I can only remember being so shocked at this narrative. That they’re unavailable or absent all together. I told this person they were wrong, so wrong. Being a shy pre teen, I didn’t thinkContinue reading “A great dad”

The progress of women in the recent past from the pov of an almost “older” woman

I grew up in a passively sexist society. The 1980’s. This time warranted the song “Girls Just Wanna Have Fun” by Cyndi Lauper. I can relate. I washed dishes while my brother, the same age, was left to his own devices with his transformers and his castle grey skull. My She-Ra and little ponies wouldContinue reading “The progress of women in the recent past from the pov of an almost “older” woman”

Hello menopause, we’ve been waiting for you. Here’s where my mind goes in this process.

Getting older is hard. Especially for a woman. Appearance wise I mean. As women,our worth is often tied to how desirable we are to men. Perky breasts, bright eyes, supple skin. All of that is maintained by hormones. Hormones that rely on you bleeding every month. Hormones that rely on you being of child bearingContinue reading “Hello menopause, we’ve been waiting for you. Here’s where my mind goes in this process.”

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