To This, I Take Offense

A… mature woman visits a highly recommended neurosurgeon, complaining of back pain. The surgeon tells her, “It's old age.” She, (the… mature woman,) responds to the specialist, “Well, I want a second opinion.” To which the physician replies, “Fine, you're ugly too.” *Any references in the above story, to historical situations, actual people, living, dead, … Continue reading To This, I Take Offense

Winning is Not Relevant

I recently read a “news” story, the title citing an obvious fact— “Why Sexual Harassment Lawsuits are Hard to Win” by Ed Leefeldt of CBS news. Okay, I’m lying, I didn’t read it... The reason I didn't read it is the title angered me. We all know it’s hard to win lawsuits against harassment. We … Continue reading Winning is Not Relevant

*Breaking* Fashion Trend Alert:

As hipsters claim high waisted relaxed fit jeans, skinny jeans have become the new "mom jeans."  You knew? I am always last. Time to resign myself to the mom look. My futility has become a humiliation. (I might have picked up on this when my old jeans disappeared from my closet.) *Source- eye witness account. … Continue reading *Breaking* Fashion Trend Alert:

The Anniversary of the 19th Amendment—Women’s Right to Vote

Today, August 26, is "Women's Equality Day." On this day in 1920, after decades of work toward the cause, women secured the right to vote. Today is the anniversary the passing of 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. This is not to say women are on equal footing in America 97 years later. Those who believe … Continue reading The Anniversary of the 19th Amendment—Women’s Right to Vote

The Civil War as Portrayed In History and The Statues of General Lee

By now we've all seen pictures, film clips, and perhaps the documentary of the Charlottesville rally held on August 11 and 12, 2017. I'll offer only a quick recap before I get to my point.  Heather Heyer, was killed and several others seriously injured when James Fields, Neo-Nazi, drove his car into a crowd of … Continue reading The Civil War as Portrayed In History and The Statues of General Lee

What is Going On at Berkeley? 

Prettily situated on the east side of the San Francisco Bay, The University of California, Berkeley is a prestigious school affiliated with over 70 Nobel Laureates whose areas of expertise include physics, chemistry, economics, and literature.  The school accepts only the brightest 17% of the population, and shakes down in-state residents for $35k while outsiders … Continue reading What is Going On at Berkeley?