Late in the Evening

As I sat at my desk finishing up a project, the lights dimmed a bit. He walked over to me and began to massage my shoulders, and gently asked how much longer I’d be.

“I’m close, almost done with this section, then I’ll call it a night.”

His hands slide down to my upper arms as he bent down behind my chair, resting his chin on the back of it, as his cheek grazed my neck. I could feel his hot breath blowing down the neck of my shit.

“Anything I can help with?” he asked.

“Nope,” I responded quietly, but sternly, sending the signal that I was not responding to his unspoken gestures. I could feel his hands tighten a bit on my arms, then abruptly release. He let out a short, annoyed sigh, and left the room.

I knew I had irritated him by rebuffing him, and quickly finished up what I was doing, and shut down my computer.

I then grabbed my wallet and keys and hurried to my car and left, knowing the next day he would act out, being angry and resentful towards me, harping on details and demeaning me.


The above wasn’t an interaction between two consenting adults in a dysfunctional romantic relationship, it was a repeated scenario between me and my then business partner and boss.

This happens every day, in every industry, to women everywhere.

#bebrave #StandWithWomen #BelieveWomen #SupportWomen #YesAllWomen

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Protesting is Patriotic

“Once a government is committed to the principle of silencing the voice of opposition, it has only one way to go, and that is down the path of increasingly repressive measures, until it becomes a source of terror to all its citizens and creates a country where everyone lives in fear.” ― Harry Truman


Putting aside the statements from the President of the United States calling a citizen a ‘son of a bitch’, his previous tweets about POTUS involvement when it was another president, let’s take a look at what hoopla is all about.

#TakeTheKnee

What it means

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Rose Garden Dread

Mark Kasowitz, Trump's LawyerOn a stunningly perfect Friday afternoon, as the day was drawing to an early close, he sat sat down at the desk to finish up loose ends. In the background the news was on, providing both the distraction noise to remain focused, and the link to the world , just in case something happened.

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Speaking Truth to Power

Speaking Truth to Power

We watch TV, movies, where scripts clearly and definitely lay out evidence, behaviors, stagings to ensure we get the message loud and clear. The goal of those are to provide the audience with a clear, clear message, from start to finish, without too much distraction and confusion.

Life isn’t like that. Life isn’t scripted.

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Positivity and the Comey Hearing

We are about 24 hours away from what is being billed as a pre-summer blockbuster, which undoubtedly will disappoint both sides. I choose to be positive, and allow my inner nerd revel in the nuance of language that will be used, as adults from both sides of the panel offer in posturing, showing their loyalties in their questions. Are they loyal to country? Constituents? Party? Self?

Of course we want him to say

“ya know what, as I sit here there are 72 people being arrested, and one being removed for further neurological testing in a secure, penal facility.”

Of course he can’t live up to that.

But … I let my imagination take me to my happy place (don’t you DARE mock my coping skills!) and project how part will go. Continue reading

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The Best Video Ever

Because we all aspire to be this confident!

This is an oldie, but a goodie, and it still amazes me that this is my own kid.

 

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1994: The Year of the Real Bankruptcy

1994 The Real Bankruptcy

1994 was the year Donald Trump broke, when the real personal bankruptcy took place, changing the course for the future; his and ours.

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A Woke Introvert

A Woke Introvert

“I can’t go back to yesterday – because I was a different person then.”    ~ Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland

As I sit i the coffee shop waiting to meet with a woman from a network group I belong to I comb through my Twitter feed to see if anything interesting is going on. It is, of course, everywhere, in big ways and small, but nothing really grabbed my interest.

My morning habits have changed since the election. Instead of heading directly to Facebook to be shown my “memories” in the morning, and catch up on friends’ updates as I’d done in the past, I’ve switched over to news sites as my first stop sometime during the election.

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