We are slaves to the pharmaceutical companies and they like it that way. Billions of dollars are at stake. This pandemic has given mega companies, in collusion with government, a pathway to increased control over every aspect of our lives. We know that drugs are a plague. Yet, just like tobacco use, just like drinking that poison called Coca Cola, we keep on “chasing the dragon.”Read More Happily Slipping into Our Straight Jackets
The balance between art & writing Ever since I was a little girl and could first pick up a pencil I have been drawing. It was never something I thought about, I just did it. Compulsively. I begged my parents for art supplies and they thankfully complied. Hours upon hours could be spent sitting on […]Read More My Inspiration
reflections on living in luxor Here is an article I wrote for Egyptian Streets about teaching boxing to girls here Luxor Boxing Girls: How I Punched My Way Out of Christian American Patriarchy | Egyptian Streets I love this Nile River life of feluccas, temples, and interconnecting villages and canals. I love running along the […]Read More Girl Power on the Nile
A Visit to the Tailor When I was in Egypt at age ten, that would be in 1967, my siblings and I found the clothes men wore to be very funny. They looked like pajamas to us, long striped cotton garments,. Women were covered from head to toe, all in black. In the villages of […]Read More Love & Lunacy on the Nile: Jellabiya Time
Today early morning, I run through the village my regular route to the Nile. People cry, “Very good, sport!” with a thumb’s up. A boy on a donkey runs beside me for a bit. Past the awakening shops to a place in the shade where sweet Turkish coffee awaits me, along with a breakfast of […]Read More Luxor Life
Check out the link to my essay on how I freed myself of extra baggage and took off traveling two years ago to find inspiration for my writing. Thank you Amy Oestreicher! “It doesn’t matter if I am in a café in Phoenix, wrapped in blankets on a freezing night in the Sahara Desert, or […]Read More How I Packed Up and Took Off to See the World
Suddenly, instead of the Zombie Apocalypse, I was someplace far worse: bac on the schoolyard with all those entitled boys, and me wanting to join in the games and them pushing me out.Read More For All the Girls on the Schoolyard
When you are caring for a grandchild, writing a book, teaching boxing and kick boxing and traveling the world, life can be challenging…at it’s all good!Read More A CHALLENGING LIFE? THAT MEANS YOU ARE REALLY LIVING!