I am going to propose various scenarios, situations, “rules of thumb” and other anecdotes and it’s up to YOU, the listener, to decide if these are commonplace with nurses… or teachers. Now, when I say teachers, I mean elementary, middle and/or high school. I am not discussing teachers, professors, of so-called “higher” education. Appreciation gifts … Continue reading Teacher or Nurse?
Body hair. Who pops into your head? Burt Reynolds? Daniel Day Lewis? Zac Efron? Does a feeling of acceptance and the thought “Oh, yea. That makes sense. Men are hairy?” I say be damned your preconceived notions of follicular acceptability based on gender bias! I spit in your eye! I pox your houses and curse … Continue reading Female Body Hair
Sarah Buckley Friedberg posted the following on her Facebook and it received thousands of likes, shares and comments. I’m sharing it below: “Society to working moms: -Go back to work 6-8 weeks after having the baby. The baby that you spent 9-10 months growing inside of your body. Go back to work before you have … Continue reading Moms to Society
David Berkowitz: The busiest summer of my career was 1977 but it’s been a bit stale since then. You can call me David, though some refer to me with my father’s name, Sam. I don’t get it. In fact, I hate that. I’m an animal enthusiast and had a very close relationship with a particular … Continue reading Serial Killer Dating Profiles
Got to Do, Got to Do with It... My husband and I were watching a movie last night. There happened to be a sex scene, which we all look forward to and somehow still manages to make me giggle. They were kissing passionately in a hot spring, completely secluded and surrounded by candles (I’m wondering … Continue reading What’s Love?
There are many advantages to all the progressive changes these last few years have brought. Equality has been brought to to the forefront of our minds in the form of gender, race, religious and many more examples of changes for good. I truly feel as if I’m part of an amazing time that future generations … Continue reading Dressing Conservatively
I wrote this for an addiction/recovery support website, The Fix, in 2015. Enjoy! As the Detox Turns Danielle Airaghi Working as an addiction nurse has given me many life insights. A lot are good but there is a handful that most would consider unsavory. First and foremost, people are much more deviously clever than they … Continue reading “As the Detox Turns”
I wrote this for a friend's e-zine that was never published SO here it is: The first food any of us consume is, generally, breast milk. George Washington, Thomas Jefferson and a variety of other founding fathers were themselves, founded on breastmilk. Frankly, we have the leakage of the mammaries to thank for our fine … Continue reading Breastfeeding
She was running late. Again. What the fuck?! Why couldn’t she just have a moment to herself. Time to pluck her chin hairs, dig the schmutz out from under her toenails, stare at the beautiful display of travel-sized toiletries at Target? These are all things she desperately longed for. Mundane. Predictable. Independent. Nope! Beatrice, Bea … Continue reading Lost Shoe Anthologies 003: Adidas Slide Sandal
Pete Walker. A solid American, white, male name. It conveyed predictability. It promised permeating dullness. He chose it for that reason. So nobody knew what lurked beneath his deceiving facade. Pete was putting the finishing touches on the contract he had spent the past one week perfecting. This would be the contract that earned him … Continue reading Lost Shoe Anthologies 002: Brown Loafer