Two Poems

1. BLACKWATER KAYAKING Slicing upstream through silent waters, into a mirror world, dream world, water world, liquid glass, gliding into two worlds, real and unseen, seen and seems. Leaves flit across the water like butterflies. Butterflies flutter above its surface... read more

On Valentine’s Day with Love

            February 14, Valentine’s Day, is a holiday of the heart, a day when we celebrate Love and give gifts and send greetings to those we love. This has always been a special holiday for me, because my maiden name was Valentine, a... read more

What Do Women Wear?

It’s pathetic that women go along … with such exploitation. It takes almost nothing to arouse a man, so why go to these extremes? … Isn’t it time to take a calm-down pill?

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On Being a Woman: Female Scientist

From the time I was quite young – perhaps ten years of age– I have been enthralled by the way the world works, and I wanted to be a scientist, initially an astronomer. Sometime later – perhaps around age thirteen – I also wanted to become a writer. I struggled with... read more

Contraception and Human Social Well-Being

Not only is contraception good for women’s health, it is good for the health of a society, for the well-being of all its citizens. Humans are social animals and smooth social functioning requires social structures and behavioral specialization, particularly... read more

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