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A “bully” is defined as a “blustering, quarrelsome, overbearing person who habitually badgers and intimidates smaller or weaker people.” Does a particular presidential candidate come to mind? [Insert sigh . . . ] I have a love/hate relationship with this political season. Election years are so exciting – just seeing our democratic process in action […]
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“There’s a special place in hell for women who don’t help each other,” says Madeleine Albright, referring to women who do not support Hillary Clinton for president. Oh boy. Two prominent feminists caused quite the controversy around women voters recently: First, former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright made the above statement when introducing Hillary at […]
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“To the world, I am an attorney who had an abortion, and to myself, I am an attorney because I had an abortion.” That’s the opening line of an amicus brief filed in the United States Supreme Court regarding Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt, a case to be heard this term to decide the constitutionality […]
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As a single woman, I’ve had the honor of standing in a handful of weddings over the years.  And I have caught a bouquet or two at receptions (despite my best efforts to avoid participating).  I really do value the privilege of witnessing that special day for friends and family members. There’s lots of discussion […]
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Feminist. That word is emotionally charged, isn’t it? Some women embrace it proudly and boldly. Others may identify with some feminist ideals but distance themselves from the word. Still other women resent any tie to feminism and see it as an affront to womanhood. And I think most men just run far, far away from […]
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New Year’s Eve. I always have this grandiose vision of what it should look like. The perfect, sparkly dress; a room filled with great friends and laughter; the man of my dreams suddenly appearing just before midnight; peacefully letting go of the past year; joyfully welcoming the new year; dancing in a sea of floating […]
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The Christmas season can be a frosty time of year for single women. Sure, there are plenty of warm and fuzzy songs and movies playing constantly, but who really wants to go walkin’ in a winter wonderland by themselves? Or, roast chestnuts for one? Or, stand under mistletoe alone? Singleness during the holidays is not […]
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Is it a boy or a girl?!  Isn’t that the first or second question we ask when someone tells us they are expecting a baby?  Why do we ask that?  We ask, because the answer gives us insight and information about that new little human.  The gender is meaningful. Once the baby is born, how […]
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“The great danger for family life, in the midst of any society whose idols are pleasure, comfort, and independence, lies in the fact that people close their hearts and become selfish.” ~ Pope John Paul II   Selfie.  It’s kind of a funny word, isn’t it?  It’s fascinating how this has become such a phenomenon. […]
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