It snowed yesterday….again. And it will snow tomorrow..again. Now don’t get me wrong, it is not always snowing in Canada but those are the days that it is cold, very cold. Usually the deep freeze hits in mid January but this year it hit in November and stayed. Our pipes to one bathroom and our washer froze twice in the last three years and at least 8-10 times already this year alone....more
Your body. Your definition. Now on Facebook.
Facebook added the ability to set your gender outside the binary male/female choices just in time for Valentine's Day. Now you can define yourself with a choice more reflective of who you really are if the binary choices don't cover it.
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It's Valentine's Day, but it's also One Billion Rising-- an international event to call attention to violence against women. Started by Eve Ensler, the event aims to get one billion people out into public spaces in over 200 countries to dance and gather safely to demand justice for women and girls who have been victims of gender violence.
I'm just too tired to hate anyone or anything anymore. I'm 53. There's been way too much of that for far too long. Once, I hated Jr. High, onions, my ex-boyfriend. It was easy then and I didn't have to work at -- it all came so naturally. I hated Science class, too... right through College.We were admonished NOT to hate by our parents, our friends, our religious leaders. Even our Government....more
I remember when I was a Political Science major, I had this amazing professor who had us read a whole list of books on Utopias; just so we would be sure that we knew what a Utopia was, and that we didn't live in one....more
Sometime in the mid-1990s I went to see Ghosts of Mississippi at the theatre with a friend of mine. All I knew about it was that she wanted to see it and asked me, but I hadn't known what it was going to be about. Of course, if I had seen the movie today I would be outraged. I have a different lens on such things, historical films that try to tell the story of one person but end up making a hero out of another. I suppose that's a sort of progress in a way.