Tag Archives : Musings

Fashion & Beauty

Greener than Thou: Saving the Earth, One Smackdown at a Time

By Roz Warren
Are you a hostile person who gets into trouble when you express your anger? Would you like to annoy the hell out of friends, family, and co-workers and get away with it? Then join folks like Terry and Sara, who have mastered the art of being Greener Than Thou. And people can’t tell you to go to hell—because you’re saving the planet!
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Lifestyle

For Yom Kippur, Another Reinvention

By Shelley Singer
The baby rabbi, a young man of 26 — fresh from seminary, the most junior of the four in our vast congregation — delivered the sermon on Rosh Hashanah morning. At first, he spoke of creation and destruction, judgment and mercy as the messages of the festival. This day, he said, we are created anew through an act of God’s…
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Lifestyle

Labor Days and September Beginnings

By Julia L. Kay
Labor Day weekend has always been a time of transitions for me, starting with the earliest and biggest transition I’ve ever gone through: September 2, 1962, when my mother labored on Labor Day and brought me into the world. Officially marking the passage of my years has thus also always coincided with one of the biggest seasonal transitions visually, when…
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Lifestyle

The Frog and the Snail: A Tale of Customer Service

By Rawlings Kathleen
I love frogs, always have. A tall shelf supported by a large stone frog adorns my living room. One of my old email addresses is simply “Kafroggy.” I was therefore charmed to learn about this cute little plastic aquarium, which comes with two frogs, one plant and one snail with special gravel. You feed the snails two pellets of food…
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Fine Art · Lifestyle

The Ant and the Caterpillar: A Summer Photo Essay

By Shelley Singer
I have a moment to share: not a senior moment, to which so many of us are prone, but more like a driveway moment — a term used on National Public Radio to describe a story so compelling it keeps you in your car long after you’ve reached your destination. In this case, though, the radio was off. My husband…
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Lifestyle

Pat Allen: Enough is Enough

By Patricia Yarberry Allen, M.D.
Women’s Voices for Change dot org created a new sub-category when our site was redesigned: “Musings.”  And, I must admit I haven’t given it much thought. Until this morning. At 8:30 a.m., I exited my car at my office on 90th Street between 5th and Madison Avenues.   It’s  major entrance to Central Park’s famous jogging path around our beautiful reservoir…
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Menopause

A ring that grew along with me.

By Dr. Melanie Katzman
Going to a doctor that really understands you is an invaluable experience for anyone, particularly when you encounter an unexpected and seemingly inexplicable change in your body. When I suddenly had an “allergic” reaction to my wedding ring, I wondered if after 25 years of marriage my soma was communicating something that I was emotionally unaware of. My fingers were…
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