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On Aretha Franklin’s passing

Yesterday, the Queen of Soul passed on. As the radio stations, tv stations, concert artists and even my water aerobics pool music paid tribute to her by playing her songs,  I am reminded of how conflicted I was as a … Continue reading

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Aunt Haggie’s children update 

I recently discovered that the term is still in use. The Smithsonian magazine http://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/bermuda-history-and-heritage-14340790/ references the term as used in Bermuda  “‘Aunt Haggie’s children'(slow or confounding people).”  See my July 2012 post defining the term. And now this election cycle has revealed … Continue reading

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Secrets married women don’t often disclose, and should!

“Mark my footsteps, my good pageTread thou in them boldlyThou shalt find the winter’s rageFreeze thy blood less coldly.” “Good King Wenceslas” Sage advice. We women do not often share our war stories with our young. We dress our battle … Continue reading

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