On the occasion of a horrendous election pending and the women v women way we behave

Ah, women. I am one, I think, and yet I am filled with puzzlement at them. I have a group of marvelous women friends who I adore. We all would come running to whomever needed support, would offer casseroles, muffins, homemade soup, a warm shoulder to cry upon. My friends keep me alive, make me…

WHYanmar, Myanmar?

This is what one gets when you ask someone to pick letters for you to get the country you should write about that day. I get Myanmar, a beautiful country located somewhat appropriately on the "balls" section of Southeast Asia, lying along the Bay of Bengal and the Andaman Sea. Back when it was Burma,…

I want to marry Stephen Lewis…

Never mind that he's already married, I think, or that I am perfectly happy with my current partner. I just adore the man, and wish all men would be more like him. Why? Because he loves women. Not in any sordid way, I mean. I mean he is fighting just as hard as he physically,…

So, we get some pandas…

Wow. You've got to admire the Chinese. They give you a gift that is even more expensive to keep than Royal Swans, and you DON'T DARE refuse it! See, here's the thing. If your government goes over and smarms effectively with the Chinese, conveniently ignoring their human rights record, smiling at the fact that they…