Category Archives: Women

Nobody gets to have a say in the size of your family, least of all your employer!

There is a fabulous new BDN blog, launched last month, called “We’re {not} having a baby!” written by Amy and Lance Blackstone! Considering that I have had many babies, you may not think I would enjoy this blog. However, after taking Professor Amy Blackstone’s online class a few years ago, the Sociology of Gender, I became […]

If money were no object, what would you change about your life?

Did you read the story about Jeanne and Robert Gagnon, the Maine couple who won $3 million in the lottery last month? They have been playing the same set of numbers for decades. The numbers actually came up once, in 1985. However, Robert had forgotten to buy a ticket that day and Jeanne has never let him forget […]

Dear Susan Dench: I’ve figured it out! You are secretly a Liberal aren’t you! ; )

  Dear Susan Dench: I’ve finally figured it out! You aren’t fooling me. You are secretly a Liberal! This is just an act, to get us to see the stupidity of ultra-conservative views! Phew! We almost believed you there for a minute. I didn’t realize you were Maine’s own Stephen Colbert! The pearls really made […]

Sometimes the only reason no one is there to help is because we haven’t had the courage to ask!

I recently ended up in the emergency room with what turned out to be a bad reaction to a new medication. Apparently, when the small print on the bottle says to call your doctor if you experience things like dizziness and loss of consciousness, you really should! I am fine now, but the remarkable thing […]

It’s not you, it’s me!

People often scoff at little bits of wisdom handed down from the women in their lives with the phrase “oh that’s just an old wives tale.” The term came about because women’s knowledge was, at one time, less valued than men’s, and certainly a married women, whose whole world consisted of her home, could not […]