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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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A Prisoner’s Memory Strikes a Chord

“It struck me that day that kayaking on the lake was a good analogy for the way I wanted to live my life on this planet:  powered by my own efforts, gliding in harmony with the forces of nature, moving … Continue reading

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A New Year’s Resolution – 2014

Waking up on the first day of a new year, I remembered a thought that came to me yesterday. I was thinking about the changes that have happened in terms of women’s options during my own lifetime. We (in the … Continue reading

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Women (and Non-White Men) at the Top (or Not?)

For two decades, I’ve been involved with the CG system—-that’s the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research, an umbrella body that supervises some 15 or so international agricultural research centers.  One of the Directors General (DGs) is about to leave; … Continue reading

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