The View from a Drawbridge

The random musings of a bridgetender with entirely too much time on her hands.

I firmly believe in self-expression. I think every adult human should have a right to dress however he or she pleases. I just wish more people would put some thought into exactly how they express themselves. I’m not referring to that annoying habit that some men have of wearing sandals with knee socks. (I think …

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A lot of women in America (and, I’m sure, in other places as well) are trained from practically birth to compare themselves to others and find themselves wanting. We can’t live up to those photoshopped models in the fashion magazines. How many of us look in the mirror and are unsatisfied with what we see? I …

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Sex scandals abound these days, it seems. It feels so much worse to me when it’s someone whose work I always admired, like Kevin Spacey, Bill Cosby, or Woody Allen. I had built these men up to such heights in my mind, I almost take it personally that they knocked themselves off my pedestals in …

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I never really thought about the length of my blog entries until I put 120 of them into my first book, A Bridgetender’s View: Notes on Gratitude. Then suddenly it became an issue because I noticed that some entries would fill a page and then continue on to the next page for merely one or …

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When Donald Trump first entered the political arena, I actually had to giggle. I assumed it would be a passing phase, and one that would make the tedious presidential election a bit more entertaining for a brief period, much like Ross Perot did. But, as with all trolls, the more you feed him, the stronger …

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I’ve been seeing these teaser commercials on Hulu. They’re by Buick, and you see customers being shocked, surprised and/or delighted, but they don’t show you why. They encourage you to visit http://www.buick.com/surprise to see the rest of the story. For weeks I didn’t see the rest of the story, because I felt it was irrelevant. …

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I’ve been caught up in a debate this week about hypocrites. It is my stance that just because someone is hypocritical does not mean you should necessarily discount their message and by association, every other thing that comes out of their mouth. For example, if someone speaks out about animal rights and yet wears leather, …

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