The Golden Globes
Like many of you I watched the Golden Globes on Sunday night, inspired by the way the #metoo movement dominated the awards show. I loved it that several actresses invited major female activists. Tarana Burke, founder of #metoo was there along with Ai-jen Poo, director of the National Domestic Workers Alliance, Calina Lawrence, Suquamish Tribe member, and media justice activist Rosa Clemente. Oprah’s speech rocked, but in my opinion it’s a stretch to consider her as a viable Presidential candidate.
College Basketball Season Is Underway
Ever since I lived in Syracuse I’ve been a die-hard Orange basketball fan, but this year my loyalty is being tested. Their team is pretty awful and may not chalk up enough wins to make the March Madness tournament. It is a painful year for this fan!
Yesterday I was surprised to see an Amazon package in my mailbox since I hadn’t ordered anything from Amazon. It turned out to be a gift from a friend. Knowing I love Grace Paley he sent me a copy of a posthumous collection of her writings. Now I can be in reading heaven for the weekend!
A Great Made-In-Maine Hand Cream
Whenever possible I try to support local merchants. This week I dropped by Merchant and Co. on Congress St to pick up a jar of their hand cream, “Dang” made by Kit Flynn, one of the store’s owners. It’s perfect for sandpaper Maine winter skin.
My weekend plans are a little up in the air, but one must on my agenda is to write a letter of support to Ahed Tamimi, the 16-year-old Palestinian girl arrested and thrown in an Israeli jail for slapping an Israeli soldier. Ahed was provoked by growing up in a climate where innocent family members have been routinely killed and imprisoned by the Israelis. She has been detained indefinitely. Ahed’s address is: HaSharon Prison, Ben Yahuda, PO Box 7, 40 330 Israel