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(Hollye) For years my husband has pined for a woman President. He believed there would be no unnecessary wars and the world would be a better place, as women are the mothers, nurturers and healers of the world. But that was before he got a load of Sarah Palin, Christine O Donnell, Jan Brewer, Carly […]

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Last Names

I showed up late to a meeting recently, and introduced myself to everyone.  I was promptly asked what my maiden name was.  When I repeated what I’d just said I was given an odd look, which I returned with an odd look.  Thinking about it later, I realized, at 28, people may well expect that […]

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The Feminist Community: The Problem with Problems

I’ve been doing some light reading lately, specifically Gail Collins’s When Everything Changed: The Amazing Journey of American Women from 1960 to the Present. I’m aiming to fill a few holes in my knowledge of the women’s movement(s), which somehow my education has thus far neglected. I blame the men! In the book, Collins notes […]

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Thankful to the 25 Most Powerful Women

Thanksgiving has never been a favorite holiday of mine. I’m thankful for many things, and take time to consider them this time of year. But eating huge amounts of food – most of which I just am not a big fan of – is lost on me. Last week Time magazine put out a list […]

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“Is the Pudding Done?”

Thanksgiving.  While this day normally conjures up an image of 20 people seated around a beautifully-laid table filled with delicious food and wine, in recent years my family has rarely had more than five people at the dinner table.  I’d like to say that this is because we do not have a large family or […]

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What about this Weekend

Reading Materials: Are you looking for a fun and light book? Read the new novel "Beachcombers" by Nancy Thayer, which chronicles the story a single father and his three daughters, who are now adults dealing with separate life troubles (more info at Elevate Difference). The memoir “Just Kids” by Patty Smith tells her story living […]

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Chivalry and Feminism?

Chivalry.  Feminism.  Chivalry and feminism.  Can those words go together?  Are they two completely unrelated ideas that can really co-exist?  I question myself on this at times.  The other day I struggled outside my office building trying close my umbrella, while keeping my all important coffee cup upright, hang onto my bags and get through […]

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Client 9: The Rise and Fall of Eliot Spitzer

Cross-posted with permission from Marcia G. Yerman As part of a move to create a space for an “exchange of dialogue,” Patricia Duff founded the organization The Common Good.  Her goal is to make sure that people are willing to keep an open ear and have conversations that “aren’t limited to sound bites.”  The group has […]

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what about this weekend

Reading Materials  The new book, "RIPE, From Around Here" by Jae Steele gives us the chance to think about the importance of taking time to enjoy our food and to notice our food with all of our senses. Learn how to cook and feel the pleasure through the process (more info at Elevate Difference).  DC’ers, […]

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what about this weekend

Reading Materials: The new novel “Juliet” by Ann Fortier combines the characteristics of a historical fiction, a romance, an adventure, or a mystery book. They author asks the question, “were Romeo and Juliet real?” and she begins her own journey to discover the truth (more info at Elevate Difference). Could you spend a “Week at […]

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