Category Archives: Girls

Hero Of Her People

She died as she lived, in service to her country, hanging on as long as she could, after a lifetime of exemplary service, to oppose the current threat to American democracy. This is a picture of Ruth Bader Ginsburg as … Continue reading

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Peelings, Quadrille # 98

The prompt for this week’s quadrille suggested by Mish is “peeling,” a wonderful word with so many ways to go.  Apple pies came first to mind, but much as I love to make, bake, eat ’em,  apple pies are an … Continue reading

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Emily Redux

As a long-time fan of “the Belle of Amherst” and a poet myself I was completely delighted to find a new TV show about Emily Dickinson.  Emily is so often betrayed as a sad, loveless recluse, but in fact she … Continue reading

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The Symbolism of Sorting

“Lentil Sorting” by Michelle Anglin, https://twotwitchatale.wordpress.com/?s=sorting In the fairytales, Cinderella and Vasilisa the Beautiful, and in the myth of Psyche and Eros, young women are set to sorting; a task found in fairy tales in which the protagonist must sort … Continue reading

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The Little White Horse

Lately, my husband and I have been reading aloud together The Little White Horse by Elizabeth Goudge.   A strange choice for an alpha male you might think.  It came about late one night at the end of a road trip.  … Continue reading

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V Day 2014

V Day is fast approaching.  It is a day dedicated to empowering women to rise up against the violence perpetuated on them simply because of their gender.  V Day was inspired by Eve Enslers’ performance piece the Vagina Monologues.  Empowered … Continue reading

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Desiring Dragons

 “I desired dragons with a profound desire. Of course, I in my timid body did not wish to have them in the neighborhood. But the world that contained even the imagination of Fáfnir was richer and more beautiful, at whatever … Continue reading

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