Heterodoxy: a Salon to Create Feminists

Women’s Clubs were the Cauldron for Leadership and Service. Women’s Clubs have been a predecessor place for women to experience leadership, service, grow skills, and camaraderie. Women’s clubs came into their own in the mid-19th century. Early versions were Ladies … Read More

Amazon Feminist Collective vs. Amazon.com

The What-If’s of a long-ago court settlement I moved to Minneapolis in 1991 and occasionally went to the Amazon book store, a feminist collective that sold books to that audience. The Amazon collective was named after the mythical fierce women … Read More

Arthur Ritis Came to Visit

On his shameful choice of business Arthur Ritis came to visit On his shameful choice of business First my ankles then my toes Now my knees — what’s next, my nose? Ibuprofen, CBD oil Padded knee brace, copper in coil … Read More

Swimming Across the World

Or some small part of it I have swum in lakes and oceans and bays and pools across the world. Sometimes I am the only swimmer, a lumpy form in a black swimsuit. It doesn’t matter. I swim for myself. … Read More

The Irises are Showboating

They look about to pirouette. Tra-la! It’s May!… The lusty month of May! Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe, Camelot —– The dogwood is at its peak, with luminescent pink blooms and white petals overlapping each other on the trees. … Read More

Concourse Z. Gate 2. Hell.

First international trip since Before You have the middle seat in the last row of the airplane. The one that can’t recline. A very tall, thin man who nods and smiles behind a bushy mustache is seated next to the … Read More

Geezer Romance

The criteria for a Match A male acquaintance complained about a widowed peer who at 75 was behaving like a 20-year-old. He was dating and looking for love. More power to him. My last partner in romance died about four … Read More

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