Category Archives: Government

Flat as a Pancake

I don’t understand mammograms. Oh, I understand the need for cancer screenings, and in fact some people close to me have been saved by similar methods. What I don’t get is the barbaric nature of the mammogram machine itself. I do … Continue reading

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Dumbo Elephant

I think I must have a bit in common with some Republican legislators. They don’t seem to understand where babies come from. I didn’t really understand either, at the age of eight or nine. When I was a mid grade-schooler, there … Continue reading

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All My Mundanity

As a young(ish) mom, I treasured time with my little boys, but sometimes I needed a break, especially during the long, hot summer stretches of school vacation. I am sure my kids were not so very different from any others, but in my … Continue reading

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Welcome, Kind of …

In the mid 1990’s we moved into our grown-up home, with room enough for two boys, two cats, a dog and some gerbils (?!). The community was reputed to be welcoming and warm. And it is, kind of … just … Continue reading

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I Know You Are, But What Am I?

First, I would like to take a quick moment to thank Chicago for taking the brunt of the bad behavior news coverage away from St. Louis Friday. I think we have been the lead story in the national news quite … Continue reading

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A Feminist Take on Viagra

If you are squeamish and/or do not like frank discussions of sexuality, stop reading. To my now-grown sons, yes, mommy and daddy do have sex, but you might not want to read about the details… Is it just me, or … Continue reading

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The Secret is Out, and it’s a Boy

I never knew my husband had a son from a previous liaison.  Neither did he.  We found out a few years ago from Cigna HealthCare, which provided us with insurance cards for me, Hubs, and sons K.C., Tyler, and… Alex?  I … Continue reading

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