Protecting Spaceship Earth

Posted by on Jun 28, 2017 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

“T” administration proposes repealing rule giving the EPA broad authority over water pollution.  Put in place by the Obama administration in 2015, the “Waters of the U.S. Rule” was created to define which waterways, including streams, rivers and other bodies can be regulated by the federal government in order to prevent pollution.  The current administration believes the Rule gives regulators too much authority. EPA plans to shed more than 1200 employees by September as part of a push to shrink the agency, which “T” promised to eliminate “in almost every form”. EPA is moving the reverse the previous administrations plan...

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Monday Musing

Posted by on Jun 26, 2017 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Happy Monday! From my customary 15 minutes sipping morning coffee with the New York Times: GOP rallies support for their health care bill (opposed by the vast majority of Americans, including much of the nation’s $3 trillion health care industry). Retail jobs are drying up due to the continuing growth of E-Commerce. American Virgin Islands quickly following Puerto Rico into bankruptcy. 150 Pakistanis killed by exploding tanker truck. White House pushes military might over humanitarian aid in Africa. And that’s just the first 8 pages in section one! In my constant quest to find something positive to start the day, I finally reached the Arts Section at the...

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GlamMom…..the transformational journey of being a Grandmother

Posted by on Dec 23, 2013 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

I became a mother at 19 so you can imagine the bumpy road of being a parent so young.  Another son at 22, and my daughter at 28.  Each brought challenges and joys like no other. As we prepare to celebrate this holiday season, and my December 23rd birthday,  I reflect on the amazing personal transformation that has happened as a result of my becoming a Mother to three wonderful young adults, and ultimately,  a Grandmother to four precious little people.  As  ‘Nonnie’ and GlamMom’ (a feminist, activist, revolutionary Grandmother), I am grateful for the gifts my grandchildren give me….. a deeper self-knowledge, an ability to be...

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Around the World: Celebrating a Life of Adventure

Posted by on Nov 5, 2013 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

On November 2, 2013, we gathered at an old, Pennsylvania farmhouse to celebrate my husband’s 70th year on the planet.  The theme of the celebration was ‘around the world’ because Don’s life has been filled with travel, diverse cultures, daunting challenges, and unique, transforming life experiences. He was born in San Diego, CA, lived for many years in Los Angeles where his father was a professor at USC. During this time, his family spent summers in Hawaii. When he was 12, he lived for two years in South Korea with his family; his Dad was a diplomat or so we think.  Berkeley in the 60s,  marching for Civil Rights, Farmers’ Rights,...

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Celebrating Women’s Equality Day

Posted by on Aug 26, 2013 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Today, August 26th, we celebrate Women’s Equality Day. We commemorate the 93rd anniversary of the certification of the 19th Amendment, which granted women the right to vote. It’s hard to believe that less than 100 years ago, women did not have the right to vote. Advocates such as Susan B. Anthony, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, and Ida B. Wells devoted decades of hard work to ensure that women’s voices could be heard. As a result, historic change occurred, forever transforming our nation as we took another step toward a more perfect union.

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Defying Gravity: Women Who Lead

Posted by on Jun 26, 2013 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Last night, I watched the live stream of State Senator Wendy Davis create a filibuster in Austin’s state house to thwart the passing of a misogynist law restricting women’s right to an abortion. State Senator Davis endured 11 hours of standing, without any breaks or any water.  She stood unwavering despite arduous debate and calculated efforts to ‘break her down’.   Our gratitude to State Senator Wendy Davis for her courageous stance in defying the patriarchal efforts to put women’s lives at risk and to deny their constitutional rights to make their own health decisions. Women who lead defy gravity.  Women who lead make their voices...

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