Archive for January, 2010

10Jan10

“It is important from time to time to slow down, to go away by yourself, and simply be.” – Eileen Caddy Why aren’t men advised to do this sort of thing? Because it sounds like loopy new-age feminine jargon. Can one “simply be” in a dignified manner? Of course! Do you need to consciously pencil […]


08Jan10

“The reward for conformity is that everyone likes you but yourself.” – Rita Mae Brown Do people like you too much? Here’s a thought: you might be a self-loathing conformist. Have a nice day!


Free Emily

07Jan10

“Yes, as my swift days near their goal, ’tis all that I implore: In life and death a chainless soul, with courage to endure.” – Emily Bronte Surely Emily endured plenty, with courage to spare. Here’s what I implore: that she be unchained from “women’s” categories to inspire people of all genders.


No pushing!

06Jan10

January 6 “There’s a hunger and a fervor that I have, but there’s no person I’m going to push to the side to get where I’m going. I want to create my own road.” – Drew Barrymore For women, being nice to the people trying to push you off the road is more important than […]


“Women:Ā  A Year 2010 Daily Calendar” (AvalancheĀ® Publishing) promises “Words of Wisdom for Women” and has this to say about itself: “This empowering calendar is full of wise and witty words from inspiring women. Enjoy quotes about careers, men, life, love, and motherhood all year long!” Here’s my question, and the inspiration for this blog: […]