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Friday, June 14th, 2019

Hello All: I have been off the radar, enjoying life since my retirement 3 years ago. Lately my time is spent training my dogs in weekly agility and swimming sessions. It is wonderful having the time to work on my creative projects, writing and painting. Good to have time for leisure [...]

I’m Back!

Sunday, September 6th, 2015

Hello Everyone: I’ve been away from this page for some time. I was on my retirement sabbatical leave last year but as of 9/1 am back teaching one class for Women & Gender Studies. My 60 students are wonderful– and I’m excited about working with them in my “Women’s Studies in a Global [...]

Celebrating the Latino/Hispanic Class of 2013

Wednesday, June 12th, 2013

From left to right: Alvina Quintana, Maria Fernanda Marquez & Rosalie Rolo

The Cicadas Are Coming

Tuesday, May 21st, 2013

Here, on the East Coast, we sit in wait for:
The cicadas are coming;
after seventeen years’
from earth to sky & back.
small bug engineers;
producing big noise
recycling years of waiting.
The cicadas are coming–
a rain of insects,
reminding by annoying
crunching sounds of crushing shells
cycles of living
after seventeen years of wait.

Happy 2013

Tuesday, February 19th, 2013

Long time since I’ve visited this page so I feel the need to catch up. So many things going on– unpredictable weather, on-going political debate about so many issues: global warming, the economy, warfare and of course GUN CONTROL. In my world academic life continues, students, classes, meetings, writing. Winter break came [...]

Another Season, Another Year: Fall 2012

Monday, September 3rd, 2012

We’re back!  This semester began early on August 28th.  Aside from Introduction to Sexuality and Gender Studies, I am teaching an upper division class on Race, Gender and Imagination.  Alfie will begin his Gateway training class at the Dog Training Academy on September 24th.  Fasten your seatbelts!

Week One: Spring 2012

Friday, February 10th, 2012

Friday morning after the first week of classes. This semester I am teaching two evening courses:
Introduction to Sexuality and Gender Studies and Latinas in the U.S,A.  My students are enthusiastic leaving me with a good feeling about the new year.  Aside from new students, my new pup continues to bring me joy.  He is growing [...]

Spring 2012

Tuesday, February 7th, 2012

Can you believe it– 2012?  Spring term began yesterday with bright skies and mild temps.  Although we enjoy the weather, more appropriate for California, it feels strange.  Two years ago we were knee deep in blizzard snows- this year it reminds me of my home in Northern California.
I love the reminder and the precious moments. [...]

Fall 2011: On the Eve of a Tragic Anniversary

Saturday, September 10th, 2011

Ten years after..
So much has transpired and today we remember–
that beautiful Fall New York morning;
when the world as we knew it came tumbling down.
I’ve been struck by the testimonies;
broken hearts and voices;
the suffering, continued global suffering.
Where were you when?
The inevitable question that comes with the numbers
10 years later,
anniversaries always seem to accentuate the pain.
Today [...]

Here Comes the Sun

Wednesday, April 6th, 2011

Enjoyed my time visiting Gender and Women’s Studies — GWS, at the University of Kentucky– blue grass country is beautiful and very, very green!!  My colleague Sharon Collingwood  from Women’s Studies at Ohio State University introduced me to and now I have another personal page you may want to visit:  This site offers [...]

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