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“The sex . . . is hereby changed from female to non-binary.” Recently, a judge in Oregon legally recognized a gender other than male or female. “Binary” means “consisting of, indicating, or involving two.” Non-binary gender, then, is something other than two genders. It appears to be a catch-all term referring to various gender identities, […]
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It’s summertime! There are so many things I love about the summer. Sunshine, warm weather, barbeques, festivals, outdoor seating, runs along the lakefront, walks around the city, longer days, and pool time. Oh and ice cream (mint chocolate chip, please). What I don’t love about the summer, however, is that it goes by way too […]
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Women make up less than 5% of Fortune 500 CEOs and about 19% of Congress members. How do women feel about this? Is it a problem that needs to be solved? So, I took a social dance class in college. It was a semester sampling of various types of dances (waltz, two-step, swing dancing, you […]
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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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“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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