Solidarity, Empowerment, Sisterhood, and Love

  Standing in line to get some food at Grand Central at the end of the day, my daughter, a friend, and I stood chatting. A man in a Metro North conductor’s uniform stood near us. He turned a few times to look at us, and finally spoke. “I don’t mean to be forward, but… Continue reading Solidarity, Empowerment, Sisterhood, and Love

After the Fear, Fall in Love with the World

It’s been almost 3 weeks since the 2016 election. Or rather—the day when the people went to the polls to cast their votes. It is, of course, not over until the electors do their voodoo next month. And the aftermath… well the entire length of Donald Trump’s presidency will be known as the “aftermath” I… Continue reading After the Fear, Fall in Love with the World

My Mother’s Battle Against White Male Privilege

I’m sure I don’t know the half of it. Back then, if it was named at all, it might have been called chauvinism. I doubt she even heard the word “sexism” until she was out of the corporate world and battling a different set of demons that dominated the latter part of her life. She… Continue reading My Mother’s Battle Against White Male Privilege

Love Trumps Trump

Some things I know and feel no need to explain how I know them: Complaining is not healthy, even though we really want it to be. It can be addictive. It can even feel good… at first. But it’s bad voodoo. (Although I know I don’t need to provide a citation, this is a good… Continue reading Love Trumps Trump