Political Ups and Downs I’m proud of Mainers for not letting up on Collins, visiting her offices across the state and jamming her...
Political Madness, My Granddaughter, #metoo, Xmas & Ai Weiwei
Political Ups and Downs I’m proud of Mainers for not letting up on Collins, visiting her offices across the state and jamming her phone lines to insist that she vote against the Draconian tax bill. I’m proud of Alabama’s African [...]Pat Taub
Signs of Social Inequality Here’s a photo from Hannaford’s Portland, Maine parking lot. I took the photo looking directly into the sun, which is why it’s faded, but the message comes through. It has the ring of “Grapes of Wrath” 2017 style. Heart-breaking to imagine what life is like for the inhabitants of this van. [...]Pat Taub
Back from Vacation Short Takes returns after a two-week hiatus when I was on vacation. I spent five days in San Francisco and then flew to Chicago where my grandkids live. We flew from Chicago to Iceland to join a National Geographic Family Expedition. Icelandic Women Older women in Iceland display a confidence and ease with aging, very [...]Pat Taub
The Magic of Women’s Friendships As I age I increasingly value my close female friendships. It’s comforting to grow old with women who can resonate with the challenges of aging and the settling in that accompanies it. I was reminded of the vitality of women’s friendships when I spotted these two old friends in animated discussion over [...]Pat Taub
Marching (briefly) with Pride Supporters Last Friday night, the day before the big Saturday Pride March, I was walking to dinner with my friend Lisa when we encountered a group of unofficial Pride marchers, undaunted by the rain, marching in a take-back-the-streets spirit. We briefly joined in, staying with the group for a few blocks [...]Pat Taub