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.”

NYC, Determined to make your out of borough commute a nightmare Pt. 2

25 minutes later, we got in our Uber and inched downtown on 5th Avenue towards Union square. We caught every light, and almost collided with a speeding car when the driver ran a red light. It would’ve gone right through us if our driver didn’t have that automatic break feature. We cared for about twoContinue reading “NYC, Determined to make your out of borough commute a nightmare Pt. 2”

NYC, determined to make your outer borough commute home a nightmare

New York City has seen a few hurricanes and tropical storms. Nothing like the southern coastal states but maybe that’s the problem. We’re not always prepared. This past Saturday, we were visited by Tropical Storm Henry. That horrible bitch. It came quickly and wreaked local temporary havoc. When you happen to be on an outContinue reading “NYC, determined to make your outer borough commute home a nightmare”

Fear

Fear is a great friend. It acts as the protagonist to your antagonist in your own personal movie giving you a reason to overcome obstacles. Is that what its meant to do? Let’s go with that for a moment. Fear tells you all kinds of things. It tells you, live in a house boat. ThereContinue reading “Fear”

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