The Waving Woman of 9-11
Edna has been called the most photographed victim of 9-11 and posts about her appear to be limitless.Read more →
Ironies and Paradoxes about Gun Laws and Ownership in the U.S.
Another paradox is the Second Amendment. Guns have changed quite a bit since the 18th Century when the Bill of Rights was ratified. Back then, guns took time to load and pistols were only accurate at close range.Read more →
Shirley Sherrod says Kiss My Non-Racist BeeHind
So on the day she was “fired” (asked to resign by USDA Deputy Under Secretary Cheryl Cook after a series of phone calls telling her to pull over and write her resignation on her BlackberryRead more →
I Wish I Could Follow my own Convictions
Mary Wollstonecraft (1759-1797) is one of my favorite subjects because she was a paradox in the truest form – ‘practice what I preach, not what I do.’ She was the second of six children born in London. Her father was a violent drunk. Her mother was reportedly so submissive, Mary took on the stronger maternal […]Read more →
My Favorite St. Patrick’s Day Joke
The Pope goes to New York. He is picked up at the airport by a limousine. He looks at the beautiful car and says to the driver, “You know, I hardly ever get to drive. Would you please let me?”Read more →
We Remember: Serena Shim Sacrificed her Life to Tell their Stories
I tease Millennials because of their collective angst about anything that appears to be uncomfortable – constructive criticism, awards where only the top talent is honored and jobs that require daily routine and painful monotony. My generation simply responds to our kids – “Do something else!” – met with an excuse and a shrug. Today’s young […]Read more →
15 Minutes of Fame in 15 Months
Annie Londonderry, that she made a wager of $5000 that she would bike around the world in 15 months.Read more →
The Power of a Dream
In 1967, dancer Marta Beckett (1924) and her husband of five years were touring in California and decided to spend a few days camping in Death Valley. A fateful flat tire sent them to the desolate town of Death Valley Junction, where, from the 1920s t…o the 1940s, it served as the headquarters of the […]Read more →
We Believe Betsy Ross
In March 1870, William Canby, the grandson of seamstress Betsy Ross submitted a paper to the Pennsylvania Historical Society recounting a secret meeting by Continental Congress representatives – George Washington, Robert Morris and Colonel George Ross in 1776 – asking Betsy to sew a newly designed flag for the colonies. However, she has never been […]Read more →
Exceptional Woman Disses? You Decide.
d Marion Mahony Griffin, the first women licensed architect worked as an employee to Frank Lloyd Wright. Wright would later disparage Mahony’s contribution. She tells of Wright ordering a series of sketches from her resulting in “a revolutionary design…” which she later saw Wright claim as his own as he resold it to a later […]Read more →
I see humans, but no humanity.
You can’t regulate kindness or institute an empathy rule. I know that now. For the past five months, I’ve seen many humans, but so little humanity. Worse, cruelty is openly exacted on the broken souls who have endured unimaginable pain, pain that could only be described by those barely hanging on as monsters among us pick […]Read more →
Before Rosa, There was Ida
“I refused, saying that the forward car was a smoker, and as I was in the ladies’ car, I proposed to stay. . . [The conductor] tried to drag me out of the seat, but the moment he caught hold of my arm I fastened my teeth in the back of his hand. I had braced my feet against the seat in front and was holding to the back……” He…and another man succeeded in dragging me out.” – Ida B. Wells 1884Read more →
Carli Lloyd Answers the Tough Questions
You can’t rely on talent alone. I had talent, but I wouldn’t be where I am today without hard work. I train a lot, probably more than most people. I am always being a professional around the clock. It is important to be dedicated. It takes a lot of sacrifice to get where I am.Read more →
South Dakota’s SHAME: The Sentencing of Annette Bosworth, M.D.
Dr. Annette Bosworth is a modern day “Crucible,” Arthur Miller’s play about gossip and innuendo that feeds the fears of a group, taking a once respected woman and ostracizing her from her community.Read more →
South Dakota Secretary of State Says Nominating Petitions CANNOT Be Sold for Commercial Use
Who will be charged, SOS Gant for selling them for commercial use or Heidelberger, who used and continue to use the Bosworth petitions for commercial use. He has certainty referred to himself as the press and it was used on his commercial site, gain more traffic, more attention, etc.Read more →