Posts Tagged ‘ women ’

The perfect modern-day marriage

1843-date-night

. . . You wake up to the alarm Check your e-mails Scan the headlines And go about your business In the bathroom. Get dressed Eat breakfast While surveying The weather and Traffic report for The day. Give each other a peck And drive away To your respective Offices. Eight hours of separation With...
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Does it matter?

One 4th grade girl's self-image

Image by Todd Ehlers via Flickr “I don’t feel like a 60-year-old when I look in the mirror,” said a friend the other day. “I feel so much younger!” I responded, “I feel like I am still in my early 20s!” She went on to say…”Yeah but for the person watching me cross the...
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Do whatever makes you happy

do whatever makes you happy

“Life is too short — do whatever makes you happy.” I keep hearing this — from older, wiser people; my parents; my husband; my friends; on television…but is this proposition really that simple to follow? We don’t live in isolation. Most of us, no matter how much we rebel against societal impositions, ascribe to...
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According to you

powerful woman

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pu1aQvm5MrU I’ve been hearing this song play on the radio repeatedly for a week now, and while the tune’s catchy, I want you to take a moment to listen to the words. Here is the audio file, if you can’t watch the video above. The lyrics disappoint me. But I can’t fault the artist,...
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Forgive and forget

Forgive and forget

Move on Let the healing begin So what if he raped you And beat you senseless? So what if he violated you When you were 8 And he was your grandfather? Go to your happy place And pretend He never cheated on you That he never felt another woman That he alienated himself Physically...
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A day to vent

cigarette butts

Many people piss me off. And yes, stating that reminds me how judgmental I can be, but truly there are some people you just can’t be around without having the urge to whack them on the head. You want examples? I’ll give you some: 1. Drivers putting on makeup, texting, fixing their hair, talking...
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Open for Sex

monogamy

A couple of weeks ago I was driving to the dentist’s and heard about Mo’nique’s open marriage. The kind where the husband and wife amicably agree to having sex with other people — no need to cheat or lie. No secrets. No regrets. No complications. Or so they say. The rationale for open marriage...
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I love you, Ma — part 2

scared Ma in water

This is part two of a two-part essay dedicated to my mom. Read part one here. Ma opted for voluntary retirement at the peak of her career. After committing 28 years of her life to the bank she quit at the prime age of 48. She said she needed to do it, so I...
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I love you, Ma — part 1

Ma has an infectious laugh

This is part 1 of a two-part essay dedicated to my mom. The entire essay is also an entry in BlogAdda’s Tribute to your Mom contest sponsored by Pringoo. My mom’s not the typical mother. She never has been. Ma was always there — and still never was. I served food for myself when...
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I am awesome

Be true to who you are

. I am awesome And you can’t bring me down With your rude remarks Your judgmental tone Or your superiority complex. . I am awesome A superb lover A trustworthy friend A brilliant professional And a dutiful daughter. . I am awesome A woman in a man’s world Making it on my own terms...
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