Wednesday BARB Up January 4, 2017

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I’m very excited to begin my new series called Transition; I ask a lady like us 8 questions about where she is in her life right now. Our first lady is Diana Kane English, who is the genius behind the gold-embossed Feminist t-shirts. Please check it out here.

I don’t have New Year’s resolutions although I do have new ideas about things I’d like to do. Last year (2015), I did a 50 Book Challenge. I read 50 books in the year of 2015. It was REALLY challenging. Because there are some weeks, I just don’t want to read a book. Except, I had this time table. And I HAD to read my books. And I stuck with it. But I didn’t consider it a resolution; it was part of a bigger project.

But I do like reading about other women’s resolutions, like the woman who wants to spend money on films by women. Or what Oprah wants to do more of. Or how things that some of us do without strife–like take a shower–becomes a goal for some women. Or how gadgets are now part of achieving 1,000 steps a minute or whatever, and can exacerbate our stress in making the resolutions stick. I like knowing about the choices everyone makes.

And for me, reading this stuff, is a reminder of what I ought to be doing, just naturally: spend a lot of my days and years working on being the best person I can be. And for me, that’s an ongoing resolution that I try to be loyal to.

So Janet Jackson had a baby and the reason it’s exciting to me is this: she is a 50 year old woman! As did Latoya Farquharson, who had a blocked Fallopian tube! Defying science!

So maybe “brain fog” is why I’m a bit absent-minded.

Sharon Horgan wrote a beautiful piece about Carrie Fisher. Fisher starred in Horgan’s “Catastrophe,” which you can catch on Amazon.

And now, have a laugh with Cindy Burns.

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