Retro Bridge Luncheons

As a child, I remember my mother holding and attending bridge luncheons. Not often and I had the idea that this was something of the refined past, rather than the present. That didn’t stop me from thinking that one day I’d hold bridge luncheons—serving tea, punch, finger sandwiches, aspics, and generally showing off my lady-like skills. I never learned to play bridge. I’ve never been to a bridge luncheon as an adult....more
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Revival of the Ladies' Bridge Luncheon

[Editor's Note: Maggy Simony was born in Brooklyn in 1920 and spent most of her life raising a family on Long Island. She's also lived in Southern California, San Francisco, New Hampshire, England and Berlin, just after WWII. When her husband died fairly young (age 54), she took up writing....more
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Revival of the Ladies' Bridge Luncheon

[Editor's Note: Maggy Simony was born in Brooklyn in 1920 and spent most of her life raising a family on Long Island. She's also lived in Southern California, San Francisco, New Hampshire, England and Berlin, just after WWII. When her husband died fairly young (age 54), she took up writing....more
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How Caring for Our Elders Affects Our Own Views of Aging

If ever there was an indication that this issue is not a future reality -- that the future is now -- it is the finding from Families and Work Institute's Elder Care Study that 42% of employed Americans have provided elder care in the past five years. That’s almost one in two of us -- nearly 54.6 million employees. But ask people about their experiences caring for elderly relatives, and you’ll find it colors our own attitudes about aging. ...more

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"The Beautiful Girls" of "Mad Men" On the Brink of Social Change

In the last three weeks, Mad Men has once again shown that when it comes to quality television, the show shines far above almost anything else TV has to offer."The Beautiful Girls," "The Summer Man" and "The Suitcase"  were all episodes that gave us more about  Don Draper, helping answer the question first posed at the beginning of the season, but also showcased the women of Mad Men on the brink of one of the most stunning social changes this country has ever seen.Here's a rundown of what's been happening with "The Beautiful Girls," but beware, there are spoilers a plenty....more

-- no one plays bridge! At least not in the segments I've seen (missed opening of the series). ... more

Conservative Feminism: Understanding the Mama Grizzlies

Without the Democratic or Republican parties realizing it, women on the right changed dramatically over the last thirty years. Many feminists on the left must be asking themselves, "How did we get here? When did conservatives start embracing the word "feminism" with enthusiasm? ...more

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How to Get Published, Part 8: No Agent? Other Paths to Publication

Advantages are clear--it is entirely within your control. All you need to do is write the book. And frankly, if you’re not up to enduring a lot of rejection (because even JK Rowling endured rejection), self-publishing is the way to go. It is a sure thing. You also have control from start to finish, deciding what goes in the book as well as the look. Though you have to front the money for the process, if you have a thousand dollars to invest, you can easily turn a profit if you have a decent platform. ...more

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The White House Project in the Age of Sarah Palin and the Mama Grizzlies

But not everyone should run. Over the years, I’ve seen workshops like these encourage women who lack the skills/temperament/politics which are a good fit for their district take up supporters’ time and money on doomed campaigns. Every successful woman candidate needs a good team behind her and that’s the role I’ve played, but I have become increasingly resentful of candidates with little or no chance to win asking me for my time/money. ...more

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