Hello from Albuquerque, New Mexico, home of the largest international balloon festival in the world and part of a border state, where the current resident of the White House is building a wall that will intentionally shut out international visitors who are in dire need, disrupt the lives of people and wildlife who live on… Continue reading Let’s Try This Again
Circle Round: Raising Children in the Goddess Tradition by Starhawk, Diane Baker & Anne Hill * Illustrated by Sarah Ceres Boore * Format: Paperback Book * February 1, 2000 😸😸😸😸😸 Rated 5/5 happy lap cats Circle Round was one of the books I reached for the most as I was raising my children, so much so,… Continue reading Book Review: Circle Round: Raising Children in Goddess Traditions by Starhawk, Diane Baker & Anne Hill
It is above all by the imagination that we achieve perception and compassion and hope. -Ursula K Le Guin Ursula K Le Guin has been one of my favorite authors for more than 40 years, ever since the first time I read a Wizard of Earthsea as a young teenager. I've read it, and all… Continue reading Ursula K Le Guin 1929-2018: We’ve Lost One of the Greats (Plus Book Review of The Lathe of Heaven)
Hamilton's Battalion: A Trio of Romances by Rose Lerner, Courtney Milan & Alyssa Cole * Format: Kindle * October 17, 2017 😸😸😸😸½🔵 Rated 4.5 happy lap cats Hamilton's Battalion is a collection of three historical romance novellas, one from each author, each having some connection to Founding Father Alexander Hamilton and the siege at Yorktown, VA,… Continue reading Book Review: Hamilton’s Battalion- A Trio of Romances by Rose Lerner, Courtney Milan & Alyssa Cole
Future Home of the Living God by Louise Erdich * Format: Kindle * November 14, 2017 😸😸😸½🔵 Rated 3.5 happy lap cats Spoiler Free: Future Home of the Living God is a confusing book. On the one hand, I loved most of it. At 67%, I would have rated it a 5. At 90%, I would… Continue reading Book Review: Future Home of the Living God by Louise Erdrich
😸😸😸🔵🔵 (Rated 3/5 happy lap cats) Review: (Not Spoiler Free) The Glass Castle is a new film based on journalist Jeannette Walls 2005 memoir of the same name. It was directed by Destin Daniel Cretton, who also wrote the film along with Andrew Lanham, and Marti Noxon. Brie Larson stars as adult Jeannette, Woody Harrelson as her father,… Continue reading The Glass Castle (2017): Movie Review & Book vs Movie
This not a spoiler-free review! A Tangled Mercy: A Novel by Joy Jordan-Lake * Format: Kindle * 10/1/2017 * 😸😸😸🔵🔵 (Rated 3/5 happy lap cats) A Tangled Mercy, by Joy Jordan-Lake, is a good book that's trying hard to be a great book. It's a novel that weaves modern day and historical fact with modern day… Continue reading Book Review: A Tangled Mercy by Joy Jordan-Lake
Or, Whatever Happened to the Cosmo Girl and the Zipless F*ck? Good girls go to heaven, bad girls go everywhere. What you have to do is work with the raw material you have, namely you, and never let up. You can have your titular recognition. I'll take money and power. One of the paramount reasons… Continue reading Forget Hugh Hefner: Helen Gurley Brown and Erica Jong Were the Real Feminist Sexual Revolutionaries
This week's episode of the Washington Post series Constitutional is titled Gender.* It's hosted by Lillian Cunningham, with guests Library of Congress historian Julie Miller and Feminist Majority Foundation president Ellie Smeal. This episode traces the fight to have women recognized by the US Constitution, allowed to vote, and then to be recognized as equal… Continue reading Elizabeth Cady Stanton: Why, What Have You Heard?
Lately I've been looking into why some people who I generally consider intelligent and rational are anti-feminists. As a strong believer in feminism and the patriarchal nature of our society, I often question how right I really am in my beliefs. I like to look at what people with differing views have to say so… Continue reading Are men given longer prison sentences than women? If so, is it misandry?