Category Archives: Writer Lady Sings the Blues

Welcome to my rabbit-hole…

Well. So this is happening, on the brink of a whole new year. Your humble author lady is now published in a print-on-demand anthology from Silver Birch Press, a tribute to Alice in Wonderland. Here are the links for where … Continue reading

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Sorry, no wankapedia tonight.

Auntie ‘Bina has been fighting a cold all week, and the cold has won. (iOS problems with wi-fi haven’t helped, either, and I can’t spend all day sitting in the kitchen, which is the only place my iPad seems to … Continue reading

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Who is Leopoldo López?

Leopoldo López, in his former capacity as mayor of Chacao, doing what he does best…leading “protests” that are nothing but riots. If you think this pretty boy is some kind of hero or martyr in the cause of Venezuelan freedom, … Continue reading

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Quotable: Zora Neale Hurston on pain

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An open letter to David Gilmour, plus a partial reading list

Dear David Gilmour: May I call you Dave? Because, by your own admission, you’re not really a prof, seeing as you don’t have a Ph.D. and your “teaching” experience comes courtesy of TV, that not-at-all-superficial-or-unidimensional medium that makes everybody feel … Continue reading

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A few random thoughts on women’s sexuality

“Feminine psychology is at times twisted: They have created in us the conviction that all the bad things in the world are lying in wait, trying to sneak in on us from between our legs.” –Laura Restrepo, Colombian writer. Lupita … Continue reading

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Denuedo, baby.

I’m now just over one-third of the way into The War Against the Gringos, and it feels like longer. I’m not one to curse a source of work and income, mind you, but Heriberto Frías, Mexican historian and pain-in-the-ass writer, … Continue reading

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A few random thoughts about rape culture

This evening, just after supper, I was chatting on Facebook with a friend of mine who lives on the west coast. And he told me a story about how he was speaking out at a rally following the SCOTUS decision … Continue reading

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Quotable: Margaret Atwood on women writers

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The muddled feminist and the abusive cowboy (and the irresponsible publisher)

By now you’ve probably heard about Alisa Valdes, the romance novelist who penned a memoir about how she let a right-wing cowboy named Steve rope and tame her like a mustang mare. You’ve probably also heard how all the right-wing … Continue reading

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