Pandora for Today

Given the week’s events (which I freely admit have left me feeling like I’ve been slapped in the face, hard), I’m compelled to examine the myth of Pandora. Her story entered my consciousness weeks ago when current events pushed me to contemplate the world and its...

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A Matter of Security

A couple of weeks ago, a friend of mine was complaining about a security checkpoint he had to pass through on his way into Disneyland. Armed security guards were on the scene and people’s bags were being screened at tables set up in front of the entrance. His first...

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In Case of Birthday, Please Send Case

No, this is not a plea for a case of wine (though that would be thoughtful and appreciated). Next week is my birthday, never mind which one. About a month ago, my husband asked me what I wanted for my special day. I immediately requested a case of cat food. Yes, cat...

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Three Things I Must Say

With less than three weeks to go until the end of the 2016 Presidential Election, there are three things I must say: Thing Number One: Sexual Assault I was a victim of sexual assault when I was 13 years old. It happened at a party. The boy was 16 and had me in an arm...

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VISA and the Man

In case you’ve never lived through gender discrimination first-hand, here’s a piece of history that might interest you. Also, a review of things best not said in public.

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What Are You Doing?

What are you doing? That’s what you might wonder if you observed my current type of work day. Today is kind of normal because I’m taking time to write the weekly blog, but as to the rest of the week. . . What are you doing? I’m spending a lot of time with numbers,...

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