I had a blast on the 4th of July holiday catching up on my personal development "input sources" and reading more materials that fascinate me. I began the day giving a ride to downtown Minneapolis for my hubby and his friend, who were running the Red, White & Boom 5k. They rocked it, despite hot and … Continue reading Wanted: women’s voices
It will soon be the U.S. holiday, Independence Day, celebrated on July 4th. This year it is a Wednesday holiday and I am posting a part 2 to last week's Wellness Wednesday on food and social pressure. That topic is actually kind of perfect for a holiday, come to think of it. So stay tuned, … Continue reading Independence
We are not going to solve a broken health care system with a food system that is poisoning our population. Until we begin to understand that sugar, flour and other processed and "powdered" foods are killing us, and that we are addicted to them, both systems will remain broken. When I began to understand the role … Continue reading Solving for scarcity
Oh my dear Brasil: Every time I think I know you, You pull me over to another reality. *** At once, I feel my temperature rising. But while I wish it were a warm wash of romance, It is all too often rage. *** Is it a purposeful jabbing? Do you do it out of … Continue reading Oh my dear Brasil (free form verse)
I speculated with my husband a few weeks ago about why the #MeToo campaign has really gained traction now, finally, after all these decades of bad behavior. I have a theory that so many women of my generation watched what happened to Anita Hill, and said, "shit, that is NOT worth it" and remained silent. … Continue reading Why Now?
Yesterday I read a piece in the Guardian by Barbara Kingsolver entitled "#MeToo isn't enough. Now women need to get ugly" It was a thought-provoking piece and I am still mulling it over today, in light of world news, and in light of experiences I have had in my life and career. "Patriarchy persists because … Continue reading Getting ugly
The Vikings had awesome playoff game and though I am a fair weather fan, it sure was fun to watch! My hubby loves football. While I have always thought it was kind of a violent sport, I have gotten a little swept up in Vikings fever. It is an interesting phenomenon, uniting around a team, … Continue reading SKOL!
I was reflecting this weekend on the topic areas I have written about for the past few months on this blog versus the original intention I had at the beginning. One intention was to comment on politics and privilege from my unique perspective as a bi-cultural Latina woman. I still do that now and then. … Continue reading Intention vs. Attention