Posted on February 10, 2019, in My Blog, with 66 Comments
In 2017, we lost 34 year-old Michael J. Sharp, a calm and determined advocate for human rights, especially those of vulnerable populations. MJ, as his friends called him, died in Congo which, for years, has been engulfed in political unrest. Military and militia groups there routinely committed atrocities and singled out women and children for gross human rights abuses. …
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Posted on December 31, 2018, in My Blog, with 60 Comments
It’s been a long year and it’s gone by in a flash…If you feel what I mean. Endless yet fleeting. Is it just me? I don’t think so.
I am at home with my 2 grandchildren, one 18 and studying to be an architect. One 15 and still exploring. Both extraordinary people: Smart, curious, kind. Totally different in personality. I …
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Posted on November 7, 2018, in My Blog, with 44 Comments
I just read my “Blog Comments.” I so love hearing from y’all. And thanks so much to many of you for letting me know you were touched by my HBO doc.
Okay, so it’s over–for now. I’m talking about the elections. Thanks to all of you who voted and went the extra mile which created an historic …
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Posted on September 24, 2018, in My Blog, with 37 Comments
Jane Fonda talks about her life in this colorfully detailed biography.
By Dorothy Rabinowitz
‘I grew up in the shadow of a national monument,” the star of the extraordinary HBO documentary “Jane Fonda in Five Acts” announces early on. Her reference is of course to her father, Henry Fonda, who portrayed heroes representative of all that was brave …
Continue Reading → “The Wall Street Journal: Encountering Jane Fonda”
Posted on September 23, 2018, in My Blog, with 12 Comments
“You have to stay open, at any age, to finding out: How do I get better?”
The look on the face of the tourist riding down the elevator in a Beverly Hills hotel said it all. A mundane journey transformed into an “only in L.A.” moment when she glanced up and realized that one of her fellow passengers was none …
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Posted on August 24, 2018, in My Blog, with 14 Comments
I know, I know, it’s been waaaaay to long since I wrote here. I am so grateful to my social media community for not getting too upset with me. I’m hoping I can just jump back in like one does with old friends.
I want to give you a thumbnail update on all that I’ve been doing and thinking. As …
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Posted on May 24, 2018, in My Blog, with 56 Comments
A few weeks ago, the United State of Women’s Conference was held here in Los Angeles and I spoke to the 6,000 women together with Patrisse Cullors, co-founder of Black Lives Matter. This is how I started my speech:
“When Trump was elected and the toxic bedrock of White Supremacy in this country was exposed, I realized something new. …
Continue Reading → “STUDYING ABOUT RACE & RACISM”
Posted on May 21, 2018, in My Blog, with 44 Comments
So much catching up to do! I haven’t blogged in so long. There simply isn’t enough time. I guess this is true for most of us. Anyway, we’re on episode 10 of season 5 of “Grace & Frankie.” So 4 more episodes to go. Time seems to have flown by. We all feel that way, it’s not just …
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