Hostility & wit confronting inequality, stigma & culture
WITNESS: Womanist Killjoy
Bearing WITNESS in your day job is crucial to being a responsible member of society. It’s self-awareness. Witnessing is speaking out for others and calling shit out.
Womanist because Feminist isn’t inclusive.
Killjoy is a favored trope sexists use to deflect blame from themselves for their horrible behavior. When you hang out with Hostile Wit, expect Hostility to the status quo, patriarchy, sexism, the whole nine.
I Do Not Miss My Kids
When I’m on Vacation, I Do Not Miss My Kids I am off to visit friends in New York City this week. I don’t remember when I’ve been this excited. The last time I was in New York was four years ago when Obama t-shirts adorned the make-shift blankets of street vendors. My children are […]More
This Has to be a Famous Bloke
Who is this Famous Bloke? My college friend, Ann, has never met a stranger. Never. Walking around with her on vacation is always an interesting excursion. She would unabashedly talk to anyone with a mouth. Shop owners, waiters, business acquaintances, the hotel staff, toddlers, puppies, the President of Novartis Pharmaceutical, whoever. Sometimes it can be […]More
I’m on crack and loving it
So I am in Laguna Beach, California staying at The Montage Resort as the date of my college friend, Ann. Current temperature is 72 degrees. I’ve already lost my iPad but found it again (left it with my brain on the chartered bus). Bloody Mary upon arrival. Unparalleled ocean view from our room with a […]More
Emergency Room Is Never Convenient
Is there ever a time to go to the ER? No, the emergency room is never convenient. Why does it seem that you have weekends that are relatively free and then nine things hit on one weekend? A couple of the children’s Godmothers from Tulsa, OK came into town for the Twins’ First Communion along […]More
When You Have to Make Tough Choices in Life
Tough Choices in Life Like you, I’ve had to make some tough choices in my life. What floral dress to wear to a funeral. Whether to buy crunchy or smooth peanut butter at the grocery store. Making pacts with God to help me make the right highway exit choice when I want a clean gas […]More
Forty-somethings in Swimwear
There are some things that should be easier. Like Forty-somethings in swimwear. That shouldn’t be so hard. Just so you know how far I will go in the name of friendship, yesterday I donned a tarty swimsuit corset strangulation device two sizes too small for me to help an eight year old’s dream of having an […]More