Record Breaking Heat Wave Yesterday Portland set a record of 95 for May 19th. It was so hot I could barely move. It felt like the world...
Farmers’ Market, Remembering My Ex & Lobster Rolls
Record Breaking Heat Wave Yesterday Portland set a record of 95 for May 19th. It was so hot I could barely move. It felt like the world might explode. A scary reminder of climate change! A Sad Anniversary Tomorrow is my ex-husband’s [...]Pat Taub
This past Sunday’s New York Times (9/25/16) ran the essay “Aging and the Beauty Dilemma” by Debora Spar, the President of Barnard College. Spar who is 56 (a youngster compared to the average WOW reader who is around 65) confesses to her ambivalence over plastic surgery. She admits it’s at odds with her feminist beliefs, but finds it [...]Pat Taub
In the new heart-warming Indie film, “Other People, “ we watch a close-knit family gather around their dying mother in her last year of life. The film captures the discomfort and awkwardness with which most American family’s deal with death and dying. There is a powerful hospital scene where the mother screams, after vomiting into [...]Pat Taub
This week’s post is written by a treasured male friend with whom I have exchanged online dating escapades. I’m hoping that WOW’s largely female readers will benefit from this male perspective. Please feel free to offer your responses in the comment section below or on the WOW facebook page. After eighteen months of online dating, I now [...]Pat Taub
Increasingly contemporary women, post menopausal and older, are referring to themselves as “Crones,” harkening back to the era of women’s spirituality–a time that preceded patriarchy and Christianity. This era is often called “The Age of the Goddess.” It was most predominant in ancient Crete where a peaceful women-lead [...]Pat Taub