This Body - Part 1 of 3


What We Must See: After War in Sri Lanka

They got married in 1990 and were leading a normal life. Both husband and wife used to make sweet called “Muscat” and sell it for survival. But after they got injured, they have become immobile. Jeyarubi Jeyalingam crawls on the ground and grass to move around. Her husband, Selvaratnam Jeyalingam, has a wooden clutch to support. ...more

My thoughts are strongly with this family. I ended up at a train station in Agra, India. The ...more

Women and children, elderly and disabled victims of Schwarzenegger budget cuts

Banksters get billions in bailouts, zero percent interest and then turn around and charge 2-3 percent when lending to US. No such break for women and children, elderly and the disabled, as former actor and California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger announced $19 billion in budget cuts....more

British Top Model Series With Disabled Women Backfires Badly

I am no more likely to buy a size double zero skirt from a girl with all four limbs or a chick with none. ...more

Teaching Sameness Is Just Wrong!

What are we teaching our children when we approve of sameness? Teaching this fallacy gives a foundation that is difficult to overcome. The reality is that people are different and that is what “makes the world go round.”   ...more

Whirlwind weekend.

Whirlwind weekend. It was a whirlwind of a weekend loaded with nursing home stays, a crazy cat, softball cancellations, and visits to others. I am now back at work in my cozy little office, and it has started off as another extremely busy week. My boss will be very happy with all the new business we are writing. It seems the economy is finally starting to turn in our favor. ...more

The Perfect Focus

Some people may not consider themselves hero's, but in others eyes they most certainley are. Rich at is one of this people! ...more

Cook Up a Revolution for Women's Rights!

Mama Cash is an international women's fund known for its support of daring women's human rights initiatives worldwide. Since 1983, Mama Cash has granted over 35 million Euros to approximately 6,000 women's organisations fighting for safety, economic justice and full participation for women in Asia, Africa, Europe and the Commonwealth of Independent States, the Middle East, and Latin America and the Caribbean. Right now, Mama Cash is hosting the first-ever global dinner party for women's rights, and you are invited. ...more

Stepping into caregiving

You might remember some posts I wrote last summer about moving from Florida to Illinois? There was a post about trying to find the perfect house - the house that would allow me to deceive myself into believing one or both of my big kids would move to Illinois to live with us. ...more

Yes, you are right. We've actually faced an awful lot of really difficult situations and if ...more