Care and Feeding of Your Sexy Novel – Publishing Without an Agent

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Care and Feeding of Your Sexy Novel: Publishing Without an Agent Welcome to the third part of this series on publishing your sexy novel. Here is where you can find Part 1 and Part 2. Now that you’ve signed a contract, it’s time to move from manuscript to published novel. At this point, some agents become […]

Everyday Life Is A Revolutionary Act

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A woman in a longstanding lesbian marriage once told me, “I love it that my everyday life is a revolutionary act.”  I remembered that while reading the new novel, Fishwives, whose main characters go about their daily lives exemplifying for their friends and neighbors the lasting and perfectly imperfect love of two women. In the […]

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 […]