Jobs Report: Nada

I’m sitting here silently fuming. Two hundred twenty-three thousand new jobs added, unemployment at three-point-eight percent. And everyone is celebrating. The markets are up, there’s optimism out there. Not me. Oh no. I’ve been a forced housewife for the last 3 years. And before that I was a returnee to college, 3 years full time…

Toxic: [ENTER] at your Own Risk

I’m not the first to notice, nor will I be the last. The culture that is out there on the internet ranges from helpful and comforting to extreme toxicity. So much so that people have committed suicide, stopped talking to long-time friends, stopped going to local community gatherings, etc. We’ve created this Thing out there,…

My Ancestors Came from Shitholes

Whether or not the president said shitholes isn’t on the agenda here today. My ancestors came from shitholes. They were escaping the terrible conditions they faced. They wanted a better life. There’s no difference between my ancestors escaping from the pogroms of Russia in the late 19th and early 20th centuries and the Latin Americans…

Bombed Weather

Not gonna go into weather details. You’ve seen that from many other sources. Suffice it to say, across a lot of the US, it’s fekkin’ COLD!! The bomb cyclone hit my home area yesterday, and, while the snow was not a huge deal, the winds were. We had 40-50 mph gusts rattling windows all over…

Remembering Mom

My mother is in her mid 70s and losing her memory. We don’t have a diagnosis yet, but it most likely is Alzheimers, the same disease that took her mom, my gramma. It’s heartbreaking for me to see her this way. Forgetting where things are, forgetting things she’s been told just moments before, forgetting how…

Dear OB-GYNS:

Dear OB-GYNS: I’d like to call your attention to a subject that may make you wince. Hysterectomies in young women. What, you say? Take away a young woman’s ability to have children? No. Never. What reason could a young woman have for not wanting children at some future date? I’ll tell you. Because you don’t…