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9 May 2017

Here's my advice: Unless someone explicitly asks for your advice, don't offer advice. Maybe not even then.

When I tell someone about a problem, I am not asking for advice. I am asking to be heard and understood. I do not want or need someone else to solve my problems... unless I... more.

30 Apr 2017

"We live in a society where sexual oppression is commonplace, where men seem only to feel in control through expressions of power, domination and violence. You see, before you can even begin to understand women, you must understand that it is the women of this country who've had their sexuality... more.

30 Apr 2017

My niece is taking a Women's Study class in high school and asked me if I'd answer 7 questions about equality and feminism, and, it seems, 1 question about a favorite movie. I am a huge fan of my niece and have rarely felt so honored as when I received this request. And since this one... more.

25 Apr 2017

A few months ago, I saw a children's book on Amazon that so enchanted me with its artwork and whimsical title that I decided to buy it even though I'm an adult and I don't have small children. This led me, as Amazon does, to other children's books with delightful drawings. I bought a total of... more.

12 Feb 2017

After 12 years and six months in a studio apartment on Valencia Street, in San Francisco's Mission district, I decided I'd had enough with the noise, the filthy auto exhaust, the sirens, the tiresome beeps of trucks backing up, car alarms, shouting, rumbling motorcycles, and an upstairs neighbor... more.

20 Nov 2016

The whole point was to keep my hand in the game so I could get back into it when it was time to rejoin the life of working folk. The great purpose of my life when I entered this year was my job. Then my job was eliminated, so I explored, trying different projects and contract work. But, I found... more.