The Uphill Slide

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06/21/2017
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Can You Believe Anything?

I was in my teens sitting in the kitchen watching the coverage of the war in Vietnam (also known as the Second Indochina War or the Resistance War Against America or the American War [Depends whose news you’re reading what … Continue reading

04/26/2017
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Hackneyed With Twists

I watched a couple of episodes of Grace and Frankie when it first came on Netflix. I didn’t like it. After binge-watching Martin Sheen in The West Wing and watching Sam Waterston for years on Law and Order, I couldn’t … Continue reading

04/22/2017
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Did He Realize How Sexist or ist That Statement Was?

Maryam Zaringhalam and Kelly Fleming, both 28, came with poster board signs they’d made at an event Friday night with the group 500 Women Scientists. Zaringhalam, a molecular biologist, and Fleming, a chemical engineer, had been concerned about the way … Continue reading

04/21/2017
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Convention

Over a hundred years ago. The story setting of Queen of the Desert playing at the Regent Square Theater. What makes a woman defy the conventions of her time? Why is she adventurous and fearless? This woman, Gertrude Bell, affected world … Continue reading

03/09/2017
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Just to be Nominated

I’m slowly working my way through Academy Award winners and nominees. Two days ago I started watching Fences. Frequently it takes me two sittings to watch shows and movies. It’s the prone position in the evening that soon has me snoring. Yesterday … Continue reading

01/19/2017
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Women Without Men, Men With Women

I was watching An Unmarried Woman last night, an Oscar-nominated movie with the Oscar-nominated Jill Clayburgh in the title role. Clayburgh becomes unmarried after her cheating spouse leaves her. It the age-old plot of so many movies, books and life. A woman … Continue reading