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Back in Maine, Roast Chicken, Frances McDormand, A Crime Thriller & More

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Back in the Tundra

It was heavenly to escape the Maine winter for a week. I arrived home late Saturday night after attending the Women’s March in Las Vegas, followed by visits with friends in Palm Springs and a few days with my youngest son who lives in Santa Monica. Here are two photos from the march that didn’t make it into my blog post.

Pat Taub, WOW blog, Portland, Maine

A 5th grade science teacher who attended the rally with several of her 5th grade students.

 

Pat Taub, WOW Blog, Portland, Maine

Among the many mother-daughter pairs at the LV rally

 

Making the Most of Cold Winter Nights

My favorite go-to comfort dinner is roast chicken. I follow an old Martha Stewart recipe that calls for placing the bird on a bed of sweet onions, which makes a fabulous thick onion gravy.

 

“Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”

I saw this powerful film this week; it stars the indomitable Frances McDormand with a strong supporting cast. I won’t give the plot away except to say Frances is a tough mother bent on revenging her daughter’s murder. The main characters are well developed and believable.

 

The Woman in the Window

Having read a lot about this new blockbuster thriller, I downloaded it on my iPad. I prefer to read print books, but my impatience called for the download. It’s on my weekend list along with the Super Bowl, which I rarely watch. This year I’ll watch it out of deference to my sports-loving mother who was a big Eagles fan. I’ll be rooting for the Eagles to beat the Patriots–not a popular stance in Patriot-crazed Maine!

 

Art from Palm Springs

While in Palm Springs I visited the Palm Springs Art Museum, taking in their special exhibit, “No Glass Ceiling! Women Working in Glass.” Here are some images from the show.

 

 

A Community Dialogue Following the Orange Monster’s State of Hate Address

Tomorrow afternoon I plan to attend a Portland event, “The Peoples’ State of the Union Story Circle” at the Maine College of Art. I’m hoping for constructive suggestions for creating change, notably addressing DACA and ICE’s aggressive immigrant arrests. People are certainly motivated to take on Trump but it feels like we have to act quickly to keep his regressive executive orders from mounting!

Pat Taub is a family therapist, writer and activist and life-long feminist. She hopes that WOW will start a conversation among other older women who are fed up with the ageism and sexism in our culture and are looking for cohorts to affirm their value as an older woman.

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