Endless War and Women

An overt political rant is simmering within me.  As some of you know, I spent a good chunk of my life, resources, and precious time when my daughter was in her teen years doing peace work.  I joined with CodePink Women for Peace in February of 2003 in the streets of DC and last worked with them in DC in October of 2010.  Seven years of my life were spent countering the deceit that the Bush administration promulgated to justify waging war on Iraq.  All the information that has "come out" in the last many years  was known in 2002....more

Current Measles Outbreak Tied to Anti-Immunization Sentiments

I was shocked to learn earlier this week that a measles outbreak had been identified in Texas.  I was not surprised to find that the epicenter of the outbreak was in a religious community which encouraged prayer over immunization. ...more
@Shellireads Science nerd or not, being an informed mom is a wonderful way of expressing love ...more

My BlogHer '13 Logistical Tips

I've been digging into the logistics behind BlogHer 13.  I was the security and facility manager at an anthropological  state museum here in Tucson for several years and like to know about the layout and such of places I visit. I thought I might as well share....more
I love that you included a nearby grocer and pharmacy. We almost always end up looking for one ...more

Cool Collaborators: Generation Fabulous

Women, as Apple used to say, "Think Different."  Thank heavens for that difference.  I think it might save the world....more
Thank you for writing this, Nancy. It is such a great community of women. We're so glad to have ...more

Helen Reddy Should Be Proud

During this past year we had to face that the war on women still rages,that it rages over generations and centuries, that the campaign will be a lifelong one, the battles seem to go on forever, and "the other side" sanctions the use of snipers, terrorist tactics, and limits the concept of collateral damage to fetuses.  We must not become complacent or allow our daughters and their descendants to forget the the ever so recent introduction and tenuous status of the concept of women's rights into our culture....more

HOW, Exactly, Arizona Elections Are Being Stolen

Crappola. I want to be a regular old empty nest blogger and non-political writer, but I am cursed with awareness of events and the power that single voices can have. So instead of writing about Pinterest posts that serve as #ff or Follow Friends or Follow Fridays or Friend Feed or whatever the heck it stands for, I am writing about the theft of elections in Arizona and how they are being accomplished in at least one county, Pima County....more

Gerritsen Beach children freezing in the dark

My daughter in Brooklyn writes:"I keep buying socks and dropping them at shelters, I keep texting donations to NYCares, I keep buying things off the Amazon Sandy Registry. Everyone I know has done something to help with Hurricane Relief Efforts but it is still not enough. How do we fix this? After watching twelve hours of snowfall today, this email that I got from my twins list serve is especially terrifying."Is there anyone here on BlogHer that can help these families in Gerritsen Beach?...more

Remember Malala When You Vote

We are only a few days away from barbarism at any time. Take away our thin veneer of civilization by cutting off power and the technological basis of every aspect of our very complexly orchestrated lives and the result is far too often something like we saw after Katrina. But for some, there is no need to wait for natural disaster. They want to create the same scenario through malice or ignorance, and often a blending of the two....more

My Body, My Choice

I have to get busy being political.  It is in my nature. I was hauled out of Senate Hearings for calling Rumsfeld a liar from the back of the room.  What I did yesterday was not in the same adrenaline category as the inability to contain myself in D.C. in 2006... but all little things we do have impact far beyond what we understand, so I keep plugging away when the spirit moves me....more

Brutal Arrest at Bank of America on International Womens Day

There was a protest yesterday at a bank as part of the observance of International Women's Day....more
@Nerthus Read it and sent it on to Women Occupy listserv. Thanks for doing research on how to ...more