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Gail Konop Baker

Entries by Gail Konop Baker

Gramma Rosie, Madonna and Me

(4) Comments | Posted August 27, 2015 | 3:42 PM

Six months before turning 55, I fall into a panic.

Every night I dream wrinkles wrinkling and muscles atrophying. And wake and stare into my closet full of short skirts and cowboy boots and wonder, can I still wear this uniform? Will I be mocked? And when exactly had...

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Sorting Through

(26) Comments | Posted March 14, 2012 | 7:42 PM

It's a Saturday afternoon in January. I'm sorting through boxes of stuffed animals and doll clothes, toys and gadgets, a detached smudgy Barbie doll head, a frayed kite string, a wrinkled joker from a deck of cards. I'm getting dizzy and overloaded with all the stuff and the question of...

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If Women Want Sex As Much As Men, Do The Rules Of Dating Change?

(498) Comments | Posted October 21, 2011 | 3:34 PM

You would think I had suggested that men should just roll over and play dead while those ball-busting dominant women flipped them over and had their way with them given some of the vitriolic responses to my article Do Women Want More Sex Than Men?

Get real,...

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Refracted Love

(15) Comments | Posted September 27, 2011 | 6:35 PM

I got hit by an SUV three weeks after my divorce was finalized. My middle daughter and I were leisurely biking home from a downtown festival. We approached an alleyway, I glanced up, thought I caught the driver's eye, braked and then, just like they say, everything went slow-mo. The...

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Do Women Now Want Sex More Than Men?

(1209) Comments | Posted September 23, 2011 | 7:24 AM

What happens if a woman wants and initiates as much if not more sex than her partner? In a perfect world, they are happily copulating, the war between the sexes softening in a post-coital haze. But the world, of course, isn't perfect.

A year ago, I woke to a phone...

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