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Woman Warrior

Woman Warrior by Brenda Surin   A Woman Warrior turns … Loneliness into service Shame to confidence Pain into empathy Anger to righteous indignation Fear into courage Despair to hope Hatred into love Defeat to victory … and Her heart … Continue reading

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Flowers never ask …

Years ago, I cared for many gardens on my small parcel of earth. Each garden was a reminder of someone or something that I held dear. Memorial gardens for the many four leggeds who blessed my life. There was a … Continue reading

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Women’s Rights During My Children’s Life Time

[My visit to Seneca Falls] Notice the 1980s – it was the decade of backlash against women’s rights. 1970: No Fault Divorce eased the burden for women to leave bad marriages. 1972: Women win the right to run in the … Continue reading

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I want you to know before I forget …

This is an email I sent to my three children and my many nieces and nephews on the 45th anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. (I have edited this, removing personal information I am not ready to … Continue reading

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Leonard Cohen

Leonard Cohen one of the greatest singers, songwriters, poets and novelists of my time has left the surly bonds of this puny earth … me thinks … just in time. (21 September 1934 – 10 November 2016) “Democracy” It’s coming … Continue reading

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Cuckoo Clock

In 1964 my big brother Donald Bohan was in the Air Force, stationed in Germany. And he did what all cool brothers do, he sent his cute little sister – me – a cuckoo clock!! It was so beautiful and … Continue reading

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Gloriously Perfect

Gloriously Perfect by Brenda Surin   I am a sweet spice crush me my scent grows stronger   I am a oak tree cut my branches my roots go deeper   I am an eagle feather toss me to the … Continue reading

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