Is it wrong to not help the hungry, the diseased and the downtrodden?

“No, thank you.” — Me, in a cheery voice said to the check-out clerk at the grocery store when asked if I wanted to donate money to help end childhood hunger before completing my transaction.  I know what you’re thinking. What an ass-hole. The answer to the above question should be a resounding yes!  Of […]

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Post March Women’s History Month

My colorful Aunt Pauline died near the tail end of this year’s Women’s History Month. March 27th to be exact. She was a pioneer feminist. Her professional career is incredibly impressive. The Idaho Statesman did a lovely obit on her. I thought this was a great time to repurpose an old post of mine. Having […]

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April 6, 2014 - 11:25 pm

Julie Chenell DeNeen - What a beautiful tribute to your Aunt Pauline. I wonder what kind of voice I will leave for my daughters, and what kind of voice I’m offering to my generation of women. Some really good questions Rebecca…er…Becky. ;)

April 9, 2014 - 6:53 pm - I have no doubt you’ll leave a loving voice for your daughters.

A Call To Night

Night, I picture like a black and white snapshot, my friends and I, outside, unable to stop playing. It’s so dark, we can’t see each other’s faces. On top of the neighborhood hill — sledding down the ivy on flat cardboard boxes. Not wanting to stop, but we can’t ignore our Mom’s screams for the […]

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February 13, 2014 - 2:27 am

Alexandra - I have to say, this particular piece resonates with me in a mysterious way. I don’t think I ever felt as comfortable out at night as you describe yourself being. So free. The media and the news and the reality of the world, now, is so different than what you talk about here. What happened? The last two paragraphs about lying in bed wondering our purpose and being anxious about the idea of our parents not being around are two things I definitely can relate with…and whenever the thought does come I will yell down the hallway “Love you Mom, Love you Dad” because there is never a “too much”:)
Love you Aunt Beck. You are so talented.

How Are You?

“I would loooove to open up to you, to bare my soul. You go first.”  — A friend “How are you?” It’s such a loaded question, isn’t it? The above quote was a line one of my cohorts wished she would’ve used on someone in her life. We were confabulating on how some friends provide […]

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December 11, 2013 - 5:12 pm

Vicki - What a great post and insight! I’m glad To realize its good that I did not do that to my daughters. I love the sharing, opening up and brainstorming together.

December 11, 2013 - 6:16 pm

itsrebeccanotbecky - Thank you, V!

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