Reblog: Women’s Rights Is Only The Beginning

I am not a woman. But my wife is. And my daughter is. And slightly more than half of all Americans are. So I thought this post from Jill Dennison is an important one. Not just for woman, but for everyone who knows women and who cares about them, their rights, and their well-being.

Today the Supreme Court, once a fair and non-partisan branch of our federal government, is hearing a case to decide whether to uphold the recent …

Women’s Rights Is Only The Beginning

MLMM Photo Challenge — Location, Location, Location

Harold was pissed. “Are you kidding me?” he said. “Why would you show me this house? It’s a disaster. Grass is growing on the floor in the bedroom, for crissakes.”

“You need to look beneath the surface,” Beth, his real estate agent, said. “This house has so much potential.”

“I’d need to hire a landscaper to get beneath the surface,” Harold said. “Grass and plants are covering the floors and even the mattress in the main bedroom has some sort of mossy ground cover growing on it.”

“Harold,” Beth said, “you’re a creative guy. Use your imagination. Look at the size of the rooms and think about what this place could be once you put your stamp on it. And you did say you’d be willing to do some renovations to get into this neighborhood at a price you can afford. As I’ve told you, the three most important things to consider in real estate are….”

Harold interrupted Beth. “I know. Location, location, and location.”

“Exactly,” Beth said, “and this is a highly desirable, premium location.”

“Yes, but making this place livable is not a matter of cosmetic changes,” Harold said. “This is not just a fixer-upper, Beth. It’s more of a teardown and then using the land to build a new house from the ground up.”

“Now you’re talking, Harold” Beth said. “Then you can create your dream home exactly the way you want it.”

“You need to show me some other properties, Beth,” Harold said. “Preferably something turnkey. Or at least one with the lawn on the outside of the house rather than on the inside.”

Written for the Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie Photo Challenge prompt. Photo credit: Michael Mehrhoft.

FOWC with Fandango — Tiff


Welcome to December 2, 2021 and to Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (aka, FOWC). I will be posting each day’s word just after midnight Pacific Time (U.S.).

Today’s word is “tiff.”

Write a post using that word. It can be prose, poetry, fiction, non-fiction. It can be any length. It can be just a picture or a drawing if you want. No holds barred, so to speak.

Once you are done, tag your post with #FOWC and create a pingback to this post if you are on WordPress. Please check to confirm that your pingback is there. If not, please manually add your link in the comments.

And be sure to read the posts of other bloggers who respond to this prompt. You will marvel at their creativity.