The best times are those that are totally unexpected. And nothing could have been more unexpected than day 1 of the 97th Annual AMWA meeting. More than 300 attendees enjoying a riveting program that held the interest of a most diverse group of women physicians, from surgeons to psychiatrists, from first year medical students to [...]
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Some of my readers have wondered why I have slowed my pace of blogging. Well, I must confess. I am immersed in an intense program to prepare myself for the next phase of Expediting the Inevitable which is being re-named as Women MD Resources. And on this journey, I am getting deeper into the art [...]
Penn State is in a sorry state of affairs. Its wildly popular coaching staff has kept devastatingly dark secrets which will collapse the almost greatest college football fiefdom of the century. NCAA football was outed for the taking of money under the table, reported in the October cover story in The Atlantic. Only this time the crime is more [...]
Dr. Jean Shinoda Bolen is a woman of the world, a physician activist, my mentor and my friend. She has asked me to get the word out about UN5WCW. You can help. Sign the petition, find an ambassador.
Whatever your feelings about the UN, a place that has been difficult for Israel, remember that it is [...]
Extra! Extra! Expediting The Inevitable Is Launched! Things Are Happening! And Everyone Is Invited to Join!
Am I excited? Too many exclamation points? Yes to question one, no to question two.
When? Yesterday, at about noon.
What? Phase 1. We sent out our first monthly newsletter to our Expediting The Inevitable “most interested list” of individuals and to the media that deals with women and society. The rest will unfold over the next [...]
Floods have flooded the news. For those who have fled, their lives drowned in the now unmanageable Mississippi, the rest of the world goes on mostly oblivious to their ruined lives. We see the pictures on TV of the misplaced water; most of us do not see the people hidden beneath its surface.
I met [...]
At 10,000 feet, the height at which electronic products, and specifically my laptop, can be turned on in the air, I am pounding out this post of transition. Flying across hundreds of miles in a metal box from New York to Buffalo leaves just enough time to leave behind one reality for another.
Going into and [...]
Hours before this 6:30 pm event, the women lined up for open seating in the Hall of the UN General Assembly. Yup, where you see the member states sit at their microphones when you watch their deliberations. Our group landed first row, center seats. The auditorium filled slowly as the delegates from [...]
Jean Shinoda Bolen, MD and Me: A Conversation Between Two Women Physician Activists on Our Way to the UN CSW—Part 3
Common ground. That’s what we are all looking for, in everyday life and in extraordinary days of our life—like the 5 days I will be at the UN. Sometimes it is easier than others to find. That is the crux of being an activist.
As I learn more about and from Dr. Jean Shinoda Bolen, I [...]
Jean Shinoda Bolen, MD and Me: A Conversation Between Two Women Physician Activists on Our Way to the UN CSW—Part 2
Dr. Jean first got involved with the UN CSW not really knowing what it was. Hmmm, I can relate to that. Kimber Lim asked me many months ago if I wanted to go, and I said, “Sure!” It sounded cool. It sounded fun. It sounded radical.
“It’s an educational experience I could [...]