Too Many Images Too Little Touch

Too Many Images Too Little Touch

Too Many Images Too Little Touch   April 2020 exists as a haze in my mind.  One of my few clear memories is looking out the window at two squirrels running and playing in the newly green yard.  Even then I knew it was absurd to envy wild squirrels with as little as a one-year […]

The Challenge of Male Violence

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The Challenge of Male Violence March 8 was International Women’s Day. As they say on their website, the theme this year is #ChooseToChallenge. Spoken word poet Anisa Mandaula celebrated our power to change the future in a video for the day, saying, “Choose to create history, not to be created by it.” Her poem calls on us […]

What Pissed-Off Grannies with Vulvas Can Do

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Take Care of Your Rose: What Pissed-Off Grannies with Vulvas Can Do This is the third part of my series on Genitourinary Syndrome of Menopause. Here are the links to Part 1 and Part 2. In 1845, Columbat de l’Isere wrote an early description of what is now called Genitourinary Syndrome of Menopause, or GSM: […]

Estradiol the Scam What Am

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Estradiol the Scam What Am. Long before I heard of estradiol, back when I was earning my MBA in the 1970s, we talked about barriers to entry, and how companies (or even countries) can, and do, exploit them to prevent competition .  A barrier to entry is anything that makes it hard for someone else […]

GSM – Now That Trips off the Tongue

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GSM – Now That Trips off the Tongue When I was in my late fifties, I went to the gynecologist convinced I had a yeast infection.  The burning sensation in my vulva was not responding to over-the-counter treatments.  That was because I did not have an infection.  Instead, I had the beginnings of what was […]

The Power of Stories

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The Power of Stories On tasting her first radish, the gorilla Koko signed to her human companions, “Red hurt food.” Just three words:  one for the beginning, one for the middle, one for the end.  That is all a story requires.  Koko’s story, one of many possible stories about a radish, was complete in itself: […]