The big man. The little woman. And the Fall. [A Poem]

Today I read in the New York Times  about how little men are threatened by their [more successful] women. Significant or otherwise, he doesn’t want her to pay for dinner. Or drive him here or there.  He insists on opening the door. A pretense as he drinks to her, because she pays for their sweet vacation and the fancy car he drives….

I feel a-swirl. I want to walk on the edge!

Silence frees us from the need to control others … A frantic stream of words flows from us in an attempt to straighten others out. We want so desperately for them to agree with us, to see things our way. We evaluate people, judge people, condemn people. We devour people with our words. Silence is…

Devastation & Hope

Fear friends and lurkers, As the world knows by now a major earthquake struck southern Haiti on Tuesday, inflicting a catastrophe on the Caribbean nation.  Up to 4,000 dead.  It is difficult to know how to respond to a tragedy like this.  It doesn’t take a lot to ignore it.  I hadn’t checked the news…

What Can’t our Daughters Do?

I’m re-posting something I wrote a year ago.  It was my most popular article ever written with more than a thousand viewers.  So I thought it was worth posting again.   ———————– Quickly — I want to thank all my visitors from the homepage of wordpress.com. Welcome!  Wow!  A lotta love happens when you get featured on the…