Words Do Matter

A California city voted to ban some gender-specific words in its city code and replace them with gender-neutral options. Berkeley’s municipal code will no longer feature words like “manhole” and “manpower,” and instead say, “maintenance hole” and “human effort” or “workforce.” The measure passed unanimously and replaces more than two dozen terms. Gender-specific references to […]

Beauty 3

Food for Thought from “Beauty 2” Quotes  https://wordpress.com/post/crookedcreek.live/3480 I have thought about those quotes from well-known men and my thoughts follow each in red: “A beautiful woman with a brain is like a beautiful woman with a club foot.” Bernard Cornfeld    This crook millionaire is dead now. “The highest prize in the world of […]

Beauty 2

Fairy Tales   In the last post, I promised to give you my “idea” for a children’s book. https://crookedcreek.live/2018/03/20/beauty/ Some reader comments indicate you may be expecting an actual book, but I am sorry it does not exist. I’ve only gotten to the title because I know that actually writing the book would be an enormous […]

Beauty

Fairy Tales As a parent, I have often felt quite guilty about not watching cartoons and other animated children’s programs with my daughters while they were growing up. A few were acceptable, but those based on fairy tales definitely were not. A reader recently commented here that fairy tales are often very dark and I […]

Truth

New Horizon  Last night at the Golden Globes, Oprah Winfrey won the Cecil B. DeMille award.  She gave a momentous acceptance speech that I’m sure many of you heard. She spoke of empowerment and equality.  http://www.cnn.com/2018/01/08/entertainment/oprah-globes-speech-transcript/index.html One of our readers, Lula, remarked to me in a private message that it reminded her of our Crooked […]