“George Clooney, how can you resist giving this author a phone call?
This is another fabulously witty piece by novelist/ screenwriter Gabrielle Burton. Can't wait for her book, "Don't Sit Down Yet" examining the indignities and joys of aging. Bob Dylan may well be "Knock, Knock, Knockin' on Heaven's Door", but Burton will have to be dragged in reluctantly through the celestial cat flap.”
“Gabrielle Burton, once again--with her eye for great art, and astute analysis of the common place--brings us all together to celebrate life. In this case, she embraces Mothers' Day with good humor and love, but without sentiment. I was not familiar with Leonardo's painting of the Virgin and Child with St. Anne, so I feel I have learned something new, and can't wait to find out about Freud and the Vultures. Happy Day to all who are mothers, about to be mothers, or who bring maternal care to those in need of mother's. And happy Moms' Day, too, to the grandmas, and the great-grannies-- like me.”
“Well, Tony....you gotta dig up a lotta shit before you have the material to make a nice pot. And then you gotta throw the shit around, and knead it, and shake it, and shape it, and slap it on a turntable, and turn it around and around for a very long time, and smooth away the imperfections, and then bake it in a hot kiln, and cool it, and paint it, and bake it again, and glaze it and...and...and...and even then, there's no saying its gonna turn out OK. But if you're a committed potter you keep trying for just about ever, don't cha?
Looking forward to spring,
“I don't know how I missed this article when it was first posted. Another pithy article by Gabrielle Burton. Please keep her work coming, Huff Post. I remember the first time I heard of the idea of Women's Liberation, I knew immediately that a powerful idea had collided with its time--and me! It wasn't long before I, single Mom, not quite 30, left the factory in my industrial town behind, and headed with my 2 kids for a university campus to become a freshwoman. Soon I was joined by 5 other single moms. We had 20 kids between us. We stuck together through hell,drought and flood, fought for housing, formed our own daycare center, demanded our rights, worked hard, laughed a lot, helped each other, and earned our degrees. We graduated with honors. Almost 40 years later, those of us still living remain close friends. Our daughters have had their way forward smoothed a little. Now the daughters are making things better for the granddaughters and grandsons, and great-grands...and so on, all of us proud of the journey we've shared (and continue to share), and the history we've made. Thanks, Gabrielle Burton, for reminding me of how important 50th anniversaries are. In 2024, our special group of university-educated women will, I hope, celebrate the half century mark of a glorious graduation day. Maybe I'll drink a toast to that right now--moving mountains is thirsty work. Here's to the women of tomorrow! Victory!”
Gabrielle Burton on Feb 17, 2013 at 11:20:25
“Thanks for sharing your story, Godiva. Happy Anniversary to you and your brave band of single mothers & kids who banded together to make history. I raise my glass to you.”
“I think you may be right, Mr. Schwab, but until your hundreds of despairing economists/world leaders are willing to choose the steps of the NYStock exchange (I'll bring you a bag lunch and a folding chair) for a sit-in, as opposed to gathering in an isolated, luxury resort in the Swiss Alps...then nothing is ever going to change. And if they gas or taze you at the Stock Exchange, bring your wisdom to Occupy Buffalo, you can't miss it...a collection of little tents camped out in front of City Hall in the cold snow. We'll make you welcome.We like protest in architecturally splendid, arts&culture-rich Buffalo. Unlike Bllomberg, Mayor Brown and the cops do not interfere with the people's right to assemble so long as there's no violence/proper permit/trash picked up. You shut down a big bank up here, and the chicken wings are on us. Was it Sartre who said "Action is the antidote to despair"”
texdoc96 on Jan 29, 2012 at 13:11:01
“Did the ows in New York obtain and pay for permits in New York city like you have in Buffalo? If not might this account for the different way they were treated?”
dumbfish on Jan 23, 2012 at 22:20:56
“If you read Sarte you truly have nothing to worry about. LOL
Looking to Schwab for guiding advice on getting out of this mess,is like asking
Ralph Wilson for advice on how to fix the Bills. They both made their beds now they
want us to ignore their lumps. Long time Bills fan here boo hoo.
Using Sarte in a post....F&F”