Sanity Blog

I Am An Immigrant

I Am An Immigrant There’s a new website to which you can upload your picture, iamanimmigrant.com. It’s fun to look at and joining it says that you stand with all immigrants to the United States. The immigrant issue is special to me. I immigrated in 1970. After three years on a student visa, I had…
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When the Computer was a Woman… By Madeleine H. Burnside

When the Computer was a Woman… By Madeleine H. Burnside Hidden Figures has just been announced as a contender for an Academy Award for Best Picture. If it had been made last year, I am sure it would still have gotten the Oscar nomination but things have changed in America and thus so has the…
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Women on the March! by Madeleine Burnside

Women on the March! By Madeleine H. Burnside I flew from Florida to Baltimore to take part in the Women’s March in D.C. As soon as I got to the airport, there were women gathered in groups, laughing as they took pictures of each other. We chatted on the plane, commenting on badges, t-shirts, and…
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I Was Raised to Be an Activist!

I Was Raised to Be an Activist! My name is Rebecca Gordon and I’m 64. I think it was around the age of 45 that I began going into menopause—it was fairly early actually. I started getting more irregular, and then about three years after my last period we were in Peru and went up…
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Over It!

Over It! Now that we are over the “ho-ho” holidays, we all know the inauguration is looming. As a Socialist/Liberal, I expect to have to take action from this point onwards to maintain, much less push forward, those elements of our society that make up my values. Women’s rights, racial equality, LGBT rights, for starters.…
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Living Well at 93—A Long & Healthy Life

I have been close friends with Julia for over forty years. Despite our age difference we’ve always seemed to see things in the same light or we’ve reveled in arguing our opinions—and laughed at ourselves. Art, politics, food, movies, books: we love it all. Julia has seen me through some tough times, including my divorce, and…
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