Tag Archives: Women

Brides of the Organization, and why I will NEVER be one

I was asked recently while on lunch with a colleague why so many single women at our organization, and particularly at our office, come into the service young and promising, then turn slowly over the years into embittered, old, and … Continue reading

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Not For Me

Twice in as many days I have been told that I should be open to change in my life and look for a mate. One well-meaning friend and her mother spoke again about getting me to color my prematurely grey … Continue reading

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Book: Knitting

Knitting by Anne Bartlett My rating: 2 of 5 stars An easy and quick read for a sensitive and insightful novel with a strong connection to knitting, yarn and fabric. I wouldn’t have picked up this book if I was … Continue reading

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Reflections on Breastfeeding

I am grateful that my little one got over “mama” (mom’s breast milk) so quickly, even though it is still a big deal for me, emotionally. As I was reflecting on this wonderful bonding gift that I gave myself and … Continue reading

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Hit Me Where it Hurts

I think my brother-in-law is an idiot. But then again there are so many of his kind in my old country. Recently, I lamented in this post the plight of women in my country of origin. The piece was brought … Continue reading

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Why?

As I sit here near the Southernmost tip of Africa wearing shorts and sandals, my sister still perches north of the Arabian peninsula and dons her headscarf to go out shopping. When I first heard about my sister’s conversion to … Continue reading

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Why Some Women Are Not Management Material

Being a woman myself, I say this with some regret. However, I do realise that sometimes we do not have the right temperament to lead people, and I am one of the biggest offenders. The months I spent managing Alex … Continue reading

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