Dirty Laundry

Excellent post about life as a woman in the workplace in the 70’s and 80’s.

Around ZuZu's Barn

I Skype with a little girl named Milanda every week. She is the cherished daughter of img_4088my friends Shengdong and Mary Lin and they live in China.

Now, we all know how critical people in the United States have been about China’s valuing its male children over its females. The dirty laundry US citizens aired to the world during this Presidential election cycle was that we are the world’s worst hypocrites.

I was born in 1949 to Irish Catholic parents. My Dad was 41 years old  and he was overjoyed to have a child. My mother was heard to  say, on occasion, that she had wanted a boy. She knew from her own experience that the world was a much kinder place for males.

I was an overachiever; a precocious, talented, out-spoken little “pint of peanuts” (her term of endearment). Sometimes she called me “the son she never had” because…

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