Posts tagged "contraception"

Representative anti-Contraception

Given Mitt Romney and His anointed VP Paul Ryan’s desire to end hormonal birth control availability, a.k.a. The Pill, why would my sisters vote for them? Her name was Molly. We’d heard about her in 1983 long before we met her. She was already infamous. The word in the expatriate community was out. “There’s and... Read more »

Mad Men Republicans

Snap my pointed cotton bra and girdle my loins in a garter belt, the Mad Men Republicans are at it again. For all I can believe is it must be the 1950s again, given Mad Men Republicans are running about like Chicken Little Rep. Allen West of Florida crying, “the Commies are coming“. The 21st... Read more »
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    I was an accidental expatriate; love and marriage led me to it. One day I was a bandy-legged kid sitting atop my dogwood tree looking out of my small backyard world in 1950s New Jersey, wanting to move somewhere--anywhere, different. Next thing I knew my father had accepted a job in Houston TX. I was ecstatic, it was a foreign land in 1961 America. After high school graduation, my parents’ gave me a matched set of fawn-colored hardsided American Tourister luggage. Taking the hint, I went to college; well four colleges in five years--it was the 60s after all. Meeting a young hirsute anti-war, soon-to-be-Peace Corps volunteer, I fell in love. After finishing up college coursework for my degree, but before I even walking a graduation stage, I grabbed the paper airline ticket my boyfriend had sent me, my brand-new passport, and was off to the airport and Lima, Peru.

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