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Six Steps of Self-care for Times of Crisis

We spend a lot of time running around in our lives, busy with work, home, raising children, having social lives, and numerous responsibilities. We also spend a lot of time engaging with technology and meeting other people’s needs. Most of us do not spend enough with our ourselves, feeling […]

Letter to Hillary Clinton

I write to you, Madame Secretary and former First Lady, to pay my respects to all of the fine work that you have done for our country. I saw you speak at my high school when you were first lady, speaking about outreach programs and education. I […]

Man of the patriarchy


As much as I did not want to comment on the current political climate, when a candidate takes aim at the opponent who is female and degrades her, and in fact, degrades women in general, then I must speak. Actually, I have to refrain from shouting, raging and turning into the Hulk. Throughout the […]

Modern Goddess in the Kitchen: Pumpkin Cupcakes

Fall is one of my favorite times of year, since it is pumpkin season! I enjoy both sweet and savory pumpkin dishes and one of my favorite things to bake and share is pumpkin cupcakes! I like to serve these with ginger frosting, which has a delightful kick to it. I make all of […]

Female Ghostbusters

Audiences had been captivated with the new “Ghostbusters” Movie, becoming one of the summer’s big blockbuster hits. It being a female led cast had been the concern fore many, some of whom criticized the producers choices in making the film that they did., Weeks after the movie came out, there were still posts going […]

Save a Kitten, Save Yourself

Two weeks ago I fell in love with a special little someone- a kitten! I met a beautiful Russian blue, eight month old kitten. I saw her at Petco when I was there buying cat food for my regal black-haired Egyptian god in a cat’s body, Ra. I wandered […]

When Freedom and Frosting Cross Paths

     I woke up one morning with the usual craving for something with a little caffeine and something sweet to go with it. As a teacher, I always have research to do, papers to grade, and am grateful to have a change of scenery instead of succumbing to the distractions at home. As I […]

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A woman’s work and worth

     I sat in shock and sadness, trying to not let too much emotion register in my face or body, as my director sat in front of me, informing me that my class was cancelled. She did not know that I commuted from an hour and a half away, or that since classes were […]

Peachy Keen recipes for summer

      These are recipes that I developed in the summertime for the delicious utilization of stone fruits. These recipes are for peaches but could use nectarines instead. Cherries could be used in place of blueberries for the pie recipe. May you go forward in sweetness!

Sweet and Spicy Summer Love Peach Pie
1 1/4 cups flour
1/4 […]

Peachy Keen

I am working on my recipe for peach cheesecake this afternoon, poring over multiple recipes to find the right combination of recipes to work with, the right flavor combinations, and the final recipe that I wish to use. This is a week and half after I lost the peach pie baking contest, having spent […]