Scary Media Stuff

My hubby found this TED Talk a few days ago. He sent me the link, and it’s scared the piss out of me. If media companies can manipulate consumers at the micro level, what does this mean? Really mean? Oh, you might say, “But I have ad-blockers, and they keep companies from using such targeted…

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…