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Music: UNDERWATER by Black Lab

Tis The Season…

Tis the season — to share love and laughter among friends, family and furcritters…

Only Human? So What Does That Take?

There are days when it feels like being human should be easier than it is. We are “Only Human” so what does that take… Can we recognize our fallibility without making an excuse?  Can we allow others to be humble without… Continue Reading →

Music: Augustin Hadelich’s “Fantasy of the Cats”

We listen to music for a variety of reasons — to relax, to distract, to celebrate, to evoke a memory, to capture a moment, to alter our mood, to reflect our emotions, to enhance our brain functions… But, have you… Continue Reading →

Music: FURTHER by Black Lab

The only thing better than finding a song that speaks to a pivotal moment in our lives, is finding a band that continues to reconnect as we journey through life. I didn’t know it at the time, but I first became… Continue Reading →

Martin Molin and the Musical Marble Machine

There is something so utterly fascinating about mechanical music machines.  I don’t know what captivates me the most — whether it is the complex timing involved, the thousands of little intricacies and artistries, or the idea that so much thought, imagination… Continue Reading →

Music: I LIVED by OneRepublic

I’ve long been a fan of I LIVED by OneRepublic. Its upbeat affirmation of life and living is guaranteed to get me up out of my chair and dancing around even on the gloomiest of days. But it wasn’t until… Continue Reading →

For The Joy of Animals: Turkey Bobbing

Turkey bobbing anyone? We take an all hands — and paws — approach to prepping for our christmas feast.   Do you have plenty of helping hands and paws at your house? MERRY CHRISTMAS and  HAPPY HOLIDAYS! ~~~ You can find more Macho… Continue Reading →

#ILookLikeA #GirlPower #Future

Seeing is believing!  Especially when it comes to an #ILookLikeA #Girlpower #Future! But today I found a little hope and inspiration in a wonderful video showing girls envisioning themselves as the current generation of movers and shakers. Bravo to GoldieBlox.  I’ve been… Continue Reading →

Music: LAY DOWN by Melanie Safka

If we learn nothing else from history it should be: — Nothing is more valuable than love, more courageous than peace, or more precious than life.  Hate, fear and greed hold us hostage to forces that drain our spirit, steal our creativity,… Continue Reading →

To All The Dads

To all the Dads who share in our joys during the early years — cartoons, bike rides, water balloon fights, ice cream, joy rides, Halloween … To all the Dads who teach us practical things — how to swim, ride… Continue Reading →

Music: JUST LIKE YOU WERE by Emma Worthington

I came across the song JUST LIKE YOU WERE by Emma Worthington on my twitter feed a few months back and was immediately captivated. The melody is lovely. Emma’s voice is sweet and clear. Her words, ones she wrote, quickly became etched in… Continue Reading →

Grammys: Another Institution Failure On Domestic Violence

Sunday’s Grammy Awards became the latest institution failure on domestic violence. It featured a PSA by President Obama calling attention to the shocking number of women in America who are raped or suffer domestic violence.  “It’s on us,” he said, urging the… Continue Reading →

Cave Woman’s Musician of the Day: Cereus Bright

I’m stepping out of my comfort zone here. I write book reviews often enough. Those require some thought, but usually they aren’t terribly difficult. I have an easy time with those mostly because I write books myself. I can verbalize… Continue Reading →

Music: FLY by Maddie and Tae

Teen sensations Maddie and Tae scored a #1 single last year with their brilliant, funny and feminist GIRL IN A COUNTRY SONG.  Their new single, FLY is so lovely, the tears were rolling before I heard half the lyrics. FLY is a… Continue Reading →

Christmas Spirit, It’s Free

Christmas can be a tough time of year. I know this from experience. It’s easy to become overwhelmed with the demands on our time, bank accounts, sanity. For many years, I have struggled to hold onto any kind of genuine… Continue Reading →

Is It Possible To Legislate Respect?

Kansas City just became the latest in a list of cities considering a law against street harassment that would encompass everything from catcalls to drivers forcing bicyclists off the road.  Clearly, harassment is a crime, but is it possible to… Continue Reading →

Sexy Women In Award Shows: Objects? Feminists? Funny?

Both the Emmys and VMA awards this week garnered very strong reactions, both positive and negative for the way women were portrayed. First, Beyoncé’s 16-minute tour de force medley of her new CD at the VMAs was hailed as a… Continue Reading →

Don’t Give Up. A Better World Is Possible.

There are days when it is just overwhelming to think about all the wrongs being done and the incredible pain being inflicted in our world — wars, murders, shootings, rapes, suicides, cruelties, floods, droughts, pollution, disease, poverty, homelessness, hunger, lies, corruption, theft… Continue Reading →

Music: ENOUGH by The Mrs

It’s well proven that if you repeat something often enough people will accept that “something” as a truth, even if it is actually a complete lie. Every day, all day, and from every corner imaginable, we are bombarded by media… Continue Reading →

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