Category Archives: Sexism

Derogatory place nicknames – UPDATE # 4


Last weekend (originally published in 2013) a derogatory nickname was overheard for a city here in Michigan that I had never heard expressed before in my 21 (now 26) years of being a resident of this state. For some reason … Continue reading

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Who will be today’s counterculture heroes?


We live in a very tumultuous world. Both similar to and different from the dangers faced by the Beat Generation at the dawn of the Cold War or by the Civil Rights and Anti-War movements of the 1960s. Activists of … Continue reading

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Where to be (or not to be) a working mom


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An amazing, gritty film – “Dallas Buyer’s Club”


Oh my goodness, is Matthew McConaughey on a roll. First Mud, now Dallas Buyers Club. Is it possible to hand out two best actor Oscars to the same person in one year? I certainly hope so, because he deserves two for … Continue reading

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Goodbye to my trailblazing Mom


I first published a variation of this blog post a couple of year’s ago. With my mother’s passing yesterday afternoon following a valiant and difficult struggle with Alzheimer’s, it seemed appropriate to post it again to honor her for all … Continue reading

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Movie review – admiring “Mud”


My two younger sons and I attended the movie Mud this past Friday night. After hearing and/or reading stellar reviews about the film, we thought it would be a nice variation to the annual summer onslaught of superhero offerings. All … Continue reading

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Review of “The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel”


I had my first chance to see The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel entertaining film on DVD over the past weekend while visiting family in Indiana. What a terrific movie! No only are there wonderful characters and interwoven plots, but the … Continue reading

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Scenes from Michigan’s vagina support rally


Here are some of my photos taken last night at the Michigan rally in support of vaginas held at the steps of the State Capitol in downtown Lansing. At least 5,000 people attended in support of Women’s Rights.

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Michigan vagina rally


Photo of portion of the crowd in front of the state capitol in Lansing.

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Michigan vagina rally


I am currently attending the Rally for Vaginas at the Michigan State Capitol in Lansing. This is easily the largest crowd I have seen at a capitol rally with at least 5,000 women and men of all ages attending. The … Continue reading

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