Conquering Men’s Uninvited Advances

Thank you, Donald Trump. Yes, thank you. Since that video of you surfaced talking about “grabbing her pussy” and the myriad of similar follow-up accusations, the conversation of how women are treated, taunted, poked, and prodded with bodies and eyes has become an open conversation. Women are angry. Women are vocal. Girls and women like …

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Parents and Sideline Screaming

Overheard in 2 recent sophomore high school basketball games-- As an opposing team playing was being almost forced out of bounds by two of our defenders:  Male Fan—he’s being molested out there. Female Fan, who had been yelling non-stop the entire game, retorted—and the problem with that is? Male Fan, after long pause—It’s not a …

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Egging Stinks!

Open letter to the Hoodlums who egged my house last weekend: Thanks. For stealing the trust I have being in my home, in my neighborhood, in my kids’ friends who are always stopping by, sharing our food, playing games, chatting. Thanks. For stealing the only 90 minutes I had to myself the entire weekend, when …

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Money, Money, Money

Please stop asking me for money. When we were kids there were collection tins on store counters, begging for change. As an adult, those collection containers remain in shops, for anonymous giving.  Several years ago, grocery stores starting asking at check out “would you like to donate to [insert charity name]?”  If you said yes, …

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Cell Phone Overload

I use my cell phone.  A lot.  For calls, texts, reviewing emails, finding restaurants/directions/the weather, games, to take pictures, to listen to music, as a flashlight; its uses are seemingly endless--sometimes extremely helpful, other times trivial but fun. However, there are times to turn off the ringer, silence the texting fingers.  When I am out …

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Customer Relations? Where is it?

What has happened to customer service?  Common courtesy?  Kindness?  It is stunning in today’s economy that service industries are not focusing on their customer service as a way to maintain their business.  We had an unexpected evening out recently where three separate businesses showed they could lose six customers.  And these former clients will be …

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A Rant–Not Mine

My friend Sandy and I witnessed a shocking moment outside our YMCA this week.  We were talking outside the building after our yoga class, when we realized there was a verbal altercation taking place next to us, near the handicapped parking spots. It was a tough parking day, since the back lot was being re-paved. …

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