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Tribe of One

Spinster Redefined

“Spinster” used to be defined as a childless, older woman beyond the age of marriage. Times have changed. The “old maid” has been put to rest after a long run of shaming and guilting women into a desperate marriage to avoid being her. My definition for “spinster”: an educated, childfree woman of any age who … Continue reading »

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Creating a Clean Spot

After two months of unemployment and slowly drained savings, I checked an online jobs listing morning, noon and night. I’d checked more often than that some days until I found a halfway decent job to apply to every day for a week. Part-time, full-time, telecommute, entry level, writing, editing, teaching, tutoring. Welcome to the gig … Continue reading »

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Invitations

He’s the kind of guy you never kiss in public. Not because you’re ashamed to be seen with him, but if you close your eyes while kissing him, and you surely will, just look at those luscious lips, you’ll open your eyes and discover you’re naked. In public. Wondering how you got there. He’s a … Continue reading »

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Blues Semi-Finalists

For a change of pace, I limped to a downtown blues place that hosted a music competition. I arrived early enough to order a burger that was half the size of my head, but I was so hungry, I ate it all before thinking, “Hmm, I should have taken a picture of it!” Adding to my … Continue reading »

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The Real Superman

                In 1938 Superman was born. Now, I’m not talking about the Action Comics Superman that was published on April 18th and cover dated for June. I’m talking about the REAL Superman born on April 10th, 1938. The one who was heaven sent and grew up in Danville, VA—not the one from planet Krypton, raised … Continue reading »

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Cowboy Boot Shopping

 When my sister and her husband said they were coming to visit me, I didn’t realize I would be a chauffeur to two shopping fiends! After concluding their business conference in San Antonio, I picked them up.  That was after they’d hit two cowboy boot shops. A cousin of ours, the same cousin who had chauffeured them … Continue reading »

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Thirty Sixty Ninety

Many around the world had feared that the coming of the second millennium would be a technological doomsday that was going to throw us back into the dark times of…the pre-computer age. On New Year’s Eve I had full tank of gas, bottled water, canned food, and I had spent the night with some friends … Continue reading »

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Education Is a Right, Not Just for the Rich & White!

                    On Saturday, February 23rd, I woke up much earlier than I intended to because of my excitement to march in the Save Texas Schools event. So much of what makes teaching my high school science students a challenge occurs in the  Capitol. Although there a multitude of issues surrounding public education, what I looked … Continue reading »

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Bollywood Tango

Last night was a confirmation of just why I love life in Austin.  One pivotal member of the tango community, especially the part of the community that takes classes at EsquinaTango, has been suffering health problems along with the accompanying exorbitant costs. As a creative fundraising idea, one of our regular milongas was turned into … Continue reading »

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Human Trafficking

I’ve been reading quite a lot lately about the various forms of oppression that we women face as research for my latest novel, The Adventures of Infinity and Negativa. Although I’m only going to focus on how a lack of education, a lack of birth control and a lack of income oppress women, I’m beginning … Continue reading »

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