Wednesday, January 21, 2009

The Middle Place

First let me aplogize in advance to my male blogging friends.  As much as I try to stay gender neutral in my posts..I could not ignore this one.  Feel free to check in after a day or two when I assure you, I will be back to normal...

Now for the women...There are many things swirling around the internet, in books, magazines, TV informercials etc..that make me a little ashamed of our gender.  I often wonder what goes through a women's mind when she is exposing intimate parts of herself (literally) on facebook or myspace or offering up her services in a way that should be her power and not her weakness.  However, I have never picked up a paycheck from Playboy either so who am I to judge?  :) 

From time to time, I come across something that makes me smile and feel glad that we live in a time when access to information is so plentiful and that positive and confirming messages are out there for all generations of women.   This video was sent to me by another woman whose strength and fortitude is equally matched by her killer scallop potatoes.  It makes me glad to be a woman and I hope you ladies will all feel the same.

Again, I promise that next post will back to my regular commentary on my hatred for the winter, runners highs and lows and the occasional rant on the price of milk. 

Thanks to all the ladies for being just that. 

13 comments:

Denise said...

That was so nice, thanks for posting it.

Oh, and I love being a woman!

Melanie said...

wow, thanks for sharing that. i totally needed a good cry today :)

N.D. said...

This is great!

Carlee said...

I happened to notice that you started your training for a 2nd marathon this week. I also did! I also noticed that you are training for a marathon on May 24th. ME TOO! Very exciting. Anyway, just thought I'd share. Thanks for the great posts.

MCM Mama said...

Wow, between you and Marci, I got my cry in today. :o) Thanks for posting that.

Marci said...

Hey you, thanks for that, very touching. I will call you to catch up!

Velma said...

Thanks for this. I hope it is OK, but I included this in my blog as well.

Jo Lynn said...

That made me cry. I forwarded it to my best friend.

Heather said...

That was a nice post, thanks for sharing.

tfh said...

I don't think you need to apologize to your male readers. :) Thanks for the boost-- I AM glad to be a woman and wish all girls could be confident, self-respecting, and proud...

Velma said...

Hurrah for Jacksons :)

Steve Stenzel said...

*sniffle*

It IS amazing what "sane" people will put on their FB page.

And I'm TOTALLY with you in your hatred of winter!!

Meg said...

That was really pretty. Thanks for sharing it!