Category Archives: Reflections

The Mémé Stories have gone public!

A little over a year ago, I was inspired to start a blog for my granddaughters – Sophie and Elodie.  Sophie was born on April 10, 2004 and Elodie was born on December 31, 2005.  The name their parents selected … Continue reading

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New article on Cassandra just published!

Elizabeth Berrey and I have an article that was just published in Sinister Wisdom titled “Cassandra: Lesbian (Non)Presence in Nursing!”  We were delighted to have this opportunity to document some of Cassandra’s history, while at the same time reflecting on what … Continue reading

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Report on the Rebel Nursing Conference!

Reflecting on the amazing experience of the Rebel Nursing conference in Philadelphia, I realize that I “speak” from several different voices, each with her own perspective, but all in awe of what happened in the Claire Fagin Hall School of … Continue reading

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Reflections on why we all can’t “just get along”

The words are so easy .. “let’s just all get along.”  But the actions are so very hard.  My thoughts have turned to this human dilemma recently because I have (finally) developed a web site/blog for my book “Peace and … Continue reading

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Lessons from puppy kindergarten

About four months ago, we adopted an adorable 2-month-old YorkiePoo who we named Jazzy.  Until about 10 years ago, I always had dogs, and have loved every one of them dearly.  Then the last of my beloved pugs, Cozie, died, … Continue reading

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Quilts, and women, with a history!

Recently I discovered that my cousin Margaret and I have matching quilts made by our mother’s sisters, Bettie and Hilda.  These quilts were made in the 1930′s and the discovery that there are two of them prompted me to post … Continue reading

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Truth, Reason and Integrity

My last post was over 3 months ago!  The truth is that I could pull any number of reasons out of the atmosphere and any explanation would suit as well as the next!  The fact is that this admission brings … Continue reading

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Remembering Adrienne Rich

During the days and weeks following the death of someone who is important, I find myself wishing I had given more attention to who they were before this happened, and devoting time now to remembering.  For me this is a … Continue reading

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What did you learn in school today?

Recently Karen and I had dinner with my son Kelleth and his daughters, Elodie barely turned 6, and Sophie almost 8. I love these occasions (as I suspect most grandmothers might!). Like almost any other such occasion, this one resulted … Continue reading

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Dream of a Healing House

Many years ago I wrote an article that focused connections between on feminist thought and nursing.  The article opened with a “dream of a healing house” that continues draw commentary and response from folks all over the world.  So I … Continue reading

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