Category: Feminism and Politics

Dollar Store Doll

I am watching the Netflix series Maid which features a young woman who flees a relationship in which her boyfriend never actually hits her but has frightened her for a long time, so she leaves with their three year old daughter because he puts… Continue Reading “Dollar Store Doll”

Nothing Changes if Nothing Changes

A couple of times a week, I drive past the abortion clinic on the east side. There are always two or three patient escorts in orange vests standing by the door and several people with dogeared, pasted together anti-abortion signs scattered about, poised to… Continue Reading “Nothing Changes if Nothing Changes”

Afghanistan

Imagine telling your daughter the Taliban is back in control _________________________ Photo by Luis Galvez on Unsplash

Q and A with a Seventies Single Mom

Q: So I’m fascinated by this topic. Just thinking about what it must have been like to have been a single mom in the seventies. Forty years ago. Another world. A: Yeah. It was a bitch being left alone on the prairie in my… Continue Reading “Q and A with a Seventies Single Mom”

A Person in the World

I’m in a stage of my life where I am wanting mothering to have been one of the things I’ve done but not the only thing or even, maybe, the most important thing. Part of my wanting to get out from under the mothering… Continue Reading “A Person in the World”

Unforgivable

The kids in the orphanage in Nicaragua where we adopted three children didn’t cry. They’d already done their crying someplace else. They might have looked concerned but they didn’t cry when passed from one person to the next like a bowl of mashed potatoes… Continue Reading “Unforgivable”

Friday Round-Up A Day Late

A Friday Round-Up a day late could make it a Saturday Round-Up. There is that thought. Never mind. The oddest thing about my week is that someone left a piano in front of my house. People down the street moved out, left the piano at… Continue Reading “Friday Round-Up A Day Late”

Minnie and BowWow Discuss Cosmopolitanism

BowWow:  Jesus H. Did you see that speech? The guy is fucking nuts. Minnie: That’s the President of the United States, BowWow. Have some respect. BowWow: Imposible, mi amiga. He is el wacko grande. Loco, as they say, south of the border. Minnie: When… Continue Reading “Minnie and BowWow Discuss Cosmopolitanism”

Minnie and BowWow Leave Detox

BowWow: Man, that was a real bitch. Minnie: Well, it’s something we had to do. Things were getting out of control. I feel a lot cleaner now. Don’t you, BowWow? BowWow: Not really. Everything’s still for shit except now we’re not toasted. Minnie: I’m… Continue Reading “Minnie and BowWow Leave Detox”

Minnie and BowWow Discuss Voter Registration

BowWow: Did you hear that? The man called me Donald J. BowWow. Minnie: Oh really? Why do you think he’d do that. He’s ordinarily so careful about your feelings. BowWow: I have no fucking idea. Just trying to polarize things, I think. Turn you… Continue Reading “Minnie and BowWow Discuss Voter Registration”

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