Tag Archives: Ashton Applewhite

patriarchy, hierarchy, mansplaining oh my!

mansplaining more cowboy boots quoting “mansplaining” yo! I’m sure you’ve heard it before, perhaps from someone in your own family. “The old white men don’t get it, they’ve had their time, and they need to go.” Most often this sentiment is voiced in regard to the government, where indeed, the “old white men” do continue […]

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what is ageing successfully?

Girls Wanna Getty Images I love this look that Cyndy Lauper wore to the Grammys. As you know, I’m not a fan of pastels, but on Cyndy, this romantic themed pantsuit looked just right. And silly me, I thought Cyndy was British, but no, she was born in Astoria, Queens.  Getty Images This black, velvet […]

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wednesday ted talks

Ted Talks If you click on this link, you can see Ashton Applewhite, author of This Chair Rocks, giving a Ted Talk at the Library of Congress. If you don’t, you’re misssing out on something really good.  Tartan I don’t know if I would ever feel comfortable wearing tartan, but when I look at these Rei Kawakubo pieces, […]

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longer lives and fewer children

“Well into the twentieth century, people died not that long after their last child left home. (In 1900, the average US life expectancy was forty-seven.) Now, in an unprecedented shift, parents are likely to have twice as much time with their adult kids than they spent with them as children. Longer lives and fewer children […]

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