Women we SHOULD Know

Tracy K. Smith American poet and educator. Tracy became interested in writing and poetry in elementary school. Her favorites included Emily Dickinson and Mark Twain. For Tracy, Dickinson’s poems were “magic” to her ears. A.B. from Harvard University, M.F.A. in creative writing from Columbia University. Writer, poet, wife, mother, teacher…and she’s 45 years young! In […]

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OH JACKIE!

“Pearls are always appropriate.” –Jackie O A taxi driver once asked, “You work?” Her reply. “Yes.” Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis knew exactly what she wanted and she knew how to get it. She worked hard for it. She figured out how to get paid for doing exactly what she loved to do. She wasn’t afraid […]

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In a World Full of Kardashians, Be a Lucille Ball.

“I am not funny. What I am is brave.” ~Lucille Ball If you never saw the episode with Lucy stomping the grapes, are you even an American???  Even though it’s been almost sixty years since I Love Lucy was on the air, it continues today to be one of the most watched and beloved sitcoms. So take […]

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The Call of the She-Moon.

“I am out with lanterns, looking for myself .”~ Emily Dickinson On my nightly walk home I thought it was just me alone with my thoughts, my music , and that Great Big Wheel of Cheese in the Sky (science is lie) but then my solitude came to an abrupt hault. Up until that moment, […]

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She Played to Win. Period.

“My goal was to be the greatest athlete who ever lived”    ~ Babe Didrikson Zaharias An all but forgotten athletic legend, Mildred Didrikson Zaharias, known as the “The Babe” is said to have been one of the greatest athletes who ever lived.  At a time when women were not viewed as legitimate athletes, Babe dominated […]

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More Roles For Women

“They wanted me to play a Bond girl in Casino Royale,” says Angelina Jolie. “I said, Actually, I’d prefer to play him; I’d rather be Bond.”  Angelina Jolie is  the original Badass.  Remember when she was married to Billy Bob Thornton and wore a necklace with a vile blood? Oh yeah right? We are more […]

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Love in a Book Store

“If there is a book that you want to read, but it hasn’t been written yet, you must be the one to write it.” ~ Toni Morrison 

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