THE TRUTH ABOUT GOSSIPING

Ladies, do you remember your mother telling you that if you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say anything?  And for good reason.  In the past, a woman caught gossiping could be in peril.  Women have been demonized as gossips since the 16th century.  At one point...

THANK YOU, RUTH

I owe my entire career to Ruth Bader Ginsberg.  Without her dogged determination to ensure women’s equality, I would most likely not have held good-paying jobs in the private sector.  President Richard Nixon’s attitude towards women was typical of the day.  The New...

THE BIG MEDICINE RIPOFF

If you were near my computer as I composed this blog, you would probably have seen smoke coming out of my ears.  I am steamed.  After a trip to the doctor, I stopped by the pharmacy to pick up an antibiotic prescription.  The pharmacist told me it would be $42 with my...

DRIVEN TO DISTRACTION

Everything is driving me to distraction these days. I can’t focus. So, rather than knuckling down on writing my next book, I thought I would surf the internet for some clues to my malaise. And, sure enough, with enough diligence, I found some interesting information....