Category Archives: middle age

I’m getting rid of everything in my life that’s uncomfortable and I’m starting with these shoes!

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I’m turning 50 in a few months and I’ve been declaring myself free from many of the things in my life that make me uncomfortable. I mean if we can’t stand up for ourselves, for what we truly want and believe in, when we are 50, then when can we? One of the very first […]

I don’t love all my children the same!

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I just heard it, the collective “gasp” of all the parents reading that. Of course I LOVE all my children the same. Young parents often don’t believe that they could ever feel the overwhelming love they feel for their first baby for anyone else. Then they have another, and they do! A parent’s capacity for […]

How an extrovert copes with an empty nest!

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I was an only child. This might sound like heaven to folks who have visions of only children being waited on hand and foot by doting parents. Let me assure you that never happened. If fact, my mother, when asked why she didn’t have more children, will always unashamedly admit it was because she didn’t […]

The only way to end inequality is to keep pointing it out! Every! Single! Time!

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We live in a society still awash with inequality. It is all around us, every single day. We think we’ve overcome it. We think women are treated the same as men, but we aren’t. We think racism is a thing of the past. It isn’t. We think we’ve almost won the fight against homophobia. We’ve […]