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The Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) and Feminism

I was just visiting friends in Syracuse, New York, not anticipating any mind-blowing new understandings, just expecting to enjoy friends I’d not seen for a long time.  My host, William, had arranged a visit to the Skanonh Great Law of … Continue reading

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Vaccinations prevent children’s deaths

I am troubled by the growing sentiment in the US against having children vaccinated.  There are some who believe that vaccinations are linked with autism.  I don’t find the evidence of this convincing myself, but even if such a belief … Continue reading

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Protesting in Ithaca in our Pussy Hats

We woke early on 10 March as we planned to attend a political meeting with one of our Congressional representatives, Tom Reed, at the Southside Community Center in Ithaca.  Knowing that he would be confronting a hostile audience, he had … Continue reading

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The Color Pink

For most of my life, I’ve disdained the color pink.  It brought to mind the stereotypes of women, the arbitrary allocation of traits, desires and capabilities based solely on biological sex.  It reeked of superficiality and concerns with the froth … Continue reading

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Something to Raise our Spirits

The election of Donald John Trump was so demoralizing that I could not write.  But yesterday, the 22nd of January 2017, has so lifted my spirits that I am again moved to put fingers to keyboard. In December, I was … Continue reading

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The Disaster that is Trump

I, like so many others, have been rendered speechless (and unable to write) by the election of Donald Trump to the highest office in our land.  It is time for us to ‘wake up’ and speak out.  I have watched … Continue reading

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Trump’s Victory and its Ramifications

I woke this morning at 6:30 AM, a mere three hours after going to bed wretched from Donald Trump’s victory over Hillary Clinton.  She had failed to gain the needed 270 electoral votes to elect her President of the United … Continue reading

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Eva Taylor: A Woman to Admire

I stood in my friend’s living room this morning, doing yoga with three other older women, as I do several times each week—driving over the hill on Ringwood Road, through the brilliant yellows, reds, oranges and browns of autumn leaves, … Continue reading

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An Ode to Vivien C. Smith

I woke a few mornings ago, feeling light and happy, enjoying the beauty of the Northeast’s autumn.  Innocently I turned to Facebook, to pass a bit of pleasant time reading what family, friends, colleagues and acquaintances might have to say … Continue reading

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“The Boys in the Boat”: A Review

I never thought that I would choose to read a book about a sport.  I’m just not sporty!  But so many people recommended The Boys in the Boat that I took the bait….and I was caught, hook, line and sinker. … Continue reading

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