• Gratitude

    I once got a phone call that shook me to my core. The statement was simple, the implications undeniable. “It’s praying time” the voice of Debbie Blackwell – Cook said from the other end of the line.  I didn’t have to ask what she was referring to. I already knew. Our mutual friend of a certain age was pregnant with her first child and there were complications. Serious ones. As in, she almost died. Like, she left her body. Twice. It was praying time, indeed. That was a year ago and I am happy to say that she made it and…

  • US is Scary. But Aren’t We All.

    I saw “Us” last week one day before it was officially released in theaters. Since it’s billed as a horror movie this was a big deal for me. I don’t do horror. When a new scary movie comes out I…

  • Naiomi Osaka: Go Ahead With Your Bad Self

    I suppose that if Serena had to lose this weekend’s US Open match to anyone I’m glad it was to the humble Naomi Osaka. Even before the match, when they asked her if she had anything to say to Serena,…

  • LISTEN UP! Podcasts for Women, by Women

    It seems everywhere you look people are listening to podcasts. It is no surprise, since these downloadable installments are available online and come in an array of topics and formats. Indeed, there is something for everyone so things can get…

  • Rise

    Rise and shine! It’s time to rise up, get a rise out of someone, watch the bread rise, and rise to this fabulous occasion…

  • Women Who WOW Now!!

    March is Women’s History Month. Many deserving women have been remembered for their accomplishments and deservedly so. Those who have come before us and passed on are sure sources of strength and inspiration. Amelia Earhart, Zora Neal Hurston, Clara Barton,…