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…

We’ve Forgotten

I remember sitting and watching the movie on TV. The great Danny Kaye holding forth as  the fictional Max Feldman, a holocaust survivor. I remember thinking “didn’t we defeat the Nazis in World War 2? Why are they still around?” They are still around. And we’ve forgotten that they should have no voice here. The…

Finding Ways to Speak Out

Sometimes you just get bogged down by all the information. You want to share it, you want to make sure information gets out there. But there’s so much of it, and not all of it is real, truthful, trusted. One has to be careful what one shares. Finding a voice. That’s what I’ve been up…

Thinking Out Loud

You haven’t written anything lately…. So says the brain. Yeah, I’ve been avoiding. But I’m here now. Oh good. Write something amazing! Yeah, about that. Amazing doesn’t happen quickly for me… You are avoiding again! You should write more!  I’m here, aren’t I? And I changed the title and tagline of this blog to reflect…

Wanted: Work

Two years. Two years since I graduated college and nothing. No paying jobs. I’ve done everything I know how to do. Applied everywhere. Asked people about applying. Reached out to people and ‘networked’. Nothing. Zip. I know I am not the usual college graduate. At nearly 50 I am older. And I have worked before,…

Selfishism

Selfish: adjective: (of a person, action, or motive) lacking consideration for others; concerned chiefly with one’s own personal profit or pleasure. -ism: noun; informal, derogatory:  a distinctive practice, system, or philosophy, typically a political ideology or an artistic movement. The more I listen, the more I hear “me comes first”. The more I hear it, the more…