Archive for July 2016

Why I didn't vote for Hillary in 2008 and why I'm with her now

Why I didn't vote for Hillary in 2008 and why I'm with her now
I didn’t vote for Hillary Clinton in 2008. A lot of that had to do with liking Barack Obama, but I’m ashamed to admit that there was another influencing factor. I didn’t want to vote for Hillary because she is a woman. It wasn’t that I didn’t think a woman should be President of the... Read more »

New information but no answers in my identity theft case

New information but no answers in my identity theft case
Between having my identity stolen and that pesky heart condition I’m having quite a year. I wrote about getting answers regarding the latter. Recently I got more information about the former, but sadly that information doesn’t provide any answers. The detective in Bloomington, Indiana who investigated my case said that he talked to several stores... Read more »

"Mom, why can't girls show their nipples?"

My son asked me, “Why can’t girls show their nipples?” (Well, technically he asked me, “Why can’t girls show their pimples?” After a few seconds of confusion I figured out what he meant.) My daughter has asked me a similar question in the past when we were at the beach and she wanted to know... Read more »
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Women's Theatre Alliance Showcase: 7 new plays that pass the Bechdel Test

Women's Theatre Alliance Showcase: 7 new plays that pass the Bechdel Test
The Women’s Theatre Alliance New Play Development Workshop Showcase is Wednesday, July 20th at 7:30 PM at City Lit Theatre (1020 W Bryn Mawr Avenue) in Chicago. The showcase features seven new plays with a focus on female characters. Some are short plays that will be performed in their entirety; others are full-length plays from... Read more »

I'm perfectly healthy except for this pesky heart condition

I’ve always been perfectly healthy, in spite of myself. After blood work, each test result falls right into the desired range. Although my weight has fluctuated it has typically stayed within the “normal” BMI range. I’ve never had broken a bone, had a serious illness, or needed surgery. I still have all of my wisdom... Read more »

The news is awful, so I'm wearing pink

I woke up this morning with a headache. I don’t know why. I went to bed relatively early. I had not been drinking. Perhaps my head had already intuited that the cycle of horrible news followed by terrible news followed by awful news would not be broken today. I woke up to news of police... Read more »
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Summer Fireflies

Fireflies without wings twinkle in the yard at dusk, their glow stick necklaces alive with the joy of summer. PREVIOUS POST: The unexpected luxury of not sleeping in YOU MAY ALSO ENJOY: The body remembers Get notified of new posts by email. Type your email address in the box and click the “create subscription” button.... Read more »