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Feminism Defined Over the Ages

Feminism Defined Over the Ages

Recently as I watched end of the year recommendations for me from social media, likely before nominations come out for The Golden Globes or the Oscars, I realized there have been a number of excellent TV series or films that define feminism and its her/story. The advocacy of women’s rights on the basis of the […] more

A New Interpretation of Genius.

Could my father’s calling himself ‘Daddy the genius’ have spiritual significance? I hardly remember even one instance of his going to church. It was my mother Mary who took us to Catholic mass and prepared us for Sunday school where we didn’t read the bible but had to memorize answers to Catechism questions about father, […] more
Pope's Call on Everything is Now Very Complicated

Pope’s Call on Everything is Now Very Complicated

Pope Francis has it right on some issues but will be besieged by more questions now that there is a very Catholic Supreme Court Justice who by the way has seven children. Yes, he said when first appointed seven years ago in 2013 “If someone is gay and is searching for the Lord and has […] more

Nightmare: Stuck in the Ghetto

Last night I woke dreaming I had was in a never-ending ghetto. I had ridden a bicycle there and gone inside a bakery for a pastry and left the bike outside but it was gone when I returned. My sister Joan had parked her car in a lot and got it out to help me […] more

Resources on Estrangement & Alienation 9_30_2020

RESOURCES FOR ALIENATED / ESTRANGED / PARENTS & GRANDPARENTSPat Hanson, Ph.D. 831-601-9195 Alienated Grandparents Anonymous, Inc. (AGA) Find or start your own support group in your area. Tons of resources! Book: I Thought I Was the Only One: Grandparent Alienation: A Global Epidemic. © 2019 The Intermundia Press. Available at Dr. Joshua […] more

Masks … Very Important Now & Long Ago

I wrote an article in 1994 when I was a Health and Human Sexuality professor at a CA state college. It is still relevant today 26 years later. We have all learned to use a variety of disguises to keep who we are from being discovered by our friends, our lovers, and even ourselves. One […] more
Have Fun While Sheltering

Have Fun While Sheltering

My latest article for GRANDmagazine more

Becoming Mother Jones & Doctor Hanson on the Same Day

First written for a novel with names changed by Jackie Wilkinson, Ph.D. (pseudonym for Pat Hanson)© 1994 From: Hopelessly Heterosexual? … Memoir of An Aging But Not Fading Sex Educator It wasn’t until weeks after the baby was born and we’d settled into the reality of a live baby, of having a child, a future […] more

Glad I Didn’t Pay Megabucks to See Hamilton

I found that musical difficult to watch. The costumes and dancing and singing in this 2 1/2 hour spectacle were wonderful; but my husband and I had to keep looking up the real history of that period to ‘get’ it all. Jefferson was played as a fool, and Hamilton’s affairs while married fascinating, but I […] more
Fireworks Aficionado, but not Today

Fireworks Aficionado, but not Today

I wrote this poem first in 2004and posted it again in 2019. It is more relevant than ever today in 2020. Pray for PEACE!! Fireworks Aficionado by Pat Hanson We’re fireworks aficionadosMy significant equal and I‘saw the millennium spectacle in 1999 with half a million on Washington, DC’s mall Marked the 4th of 2000 ‘cross […] more

Safe Sex During a Pandemic

Reach Out and Touch Yourself This was first published in 1988 during the peak of the HIV/AIDS epidemic and edited slightly has great implications for those sequestering today due to the co-vid pandemic. Back then I wanted to capture the essence of telephone sex orgasms. Orgasms by air. Visions of clitoral plums dancing in one’s […] more
We are Grapefruit Aficionados in our Daily Breakfast in Bed

We are Grapefruit Aficionados in our Daily Breakfast in Bed

I am so great-full to be sequestering with my significant equal of 26+ years. And to live near Capitola Village Produce Market that my husband can shop safely at. He know how to pick the most savory and juicy by picking them up and noticing the skins. I don’t care if they are 99cents or […] more
Another Great Tribute to DADS

Another Great Tribute to DADS

Get this great documentary “Dads. ” A celebration of fatherhood and the changing role of men, it’s directed by Bryce Dallas Howard, and costars her father, actor-director Ron Howard, plus at least a dozen other famous showbiz dads, including Will Smith, Hasan Minhaj, Patton Oswalt, and seemingly every major American late night TV host. The […] more

Fathers are Sacred Let’s Honor All Men who’ve Parented

Father’s Day is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year on June 19, and it all began when a young woman wanted to honor her dad. In May of 1909, Sonora Smart Dodd of Spokane, Wash., sat in church listening to a Mother’s Day sermon and decided she wanted to designate a day for her dad, […] more

50 countries perform Amazing Grace

In a time of global pandemic the harmony from this worldwide combination of voices is heart-warming! more

Supreme Court got it Right during LGBTQ Pride Week

Monday the U.S. Supreme Court issued an unexpectedly broad ruling that the Civil Rights Act of 1964 — specifically, Title VII of the act, which prohibits workplace discrimination on the basis of sex — bars employment discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer people. The court said Title VII also covers sexual orientation and […] more

What the World Needs Now & All-ways: PeaceTrain

In these troubled times of sequestering from a worldwide virus my talented and motivated Santa Cruz county neighbors created this video … take a deep breath and enjoy it without multi-tasking. more

A Memorial Day Bouquet

Today we honor veterans who have served our country living or dead. Our community usually has a garden tour and gives away new seedlings and cuttings to remind us that growth still happens even after great loss. These flowers are but one of many on a virtual garden tour in the community of Aromas, California. […] more

Make a DONE List

Those of you who may be experiencing Zoom fatigue from wanting to sort all your back photos or cleaning closets while sequestering and you have all day long with nothing to do. You might like to try this version of what is to be done. MAKE A DONE LIST of things that you might’ve like […] more

Let’s Make Kindness and Hope Contagious

I want to say thank you to all the people who walked into my life and made it outstanding, and all the people who walked out of my life and made it fantastic.                                                             Anonymous Today it is difficult to do anything anonymously when  humanity all over the world, the entire planet, is reeling in […] more

ONE PLANET We know that now for Sure!

Yesterday I watched six hours of live performances from rock stars at the top of their A-game, many of them the age of my grandchildren (I’m 75). They sang their hearts out honoring the health care workers, package handlers and postal workers in ONE WORLD: TOGETHER AT HOME ( Today I want to fund a […] more
Easter & Passover Holy Week a New Thought Perspective

Easter & Passover Holy Week a New Thought Perspective

On this day Palm Sunday as a good Catholic little girl I learned this was holy week.  Elders gave us little hand-made crosses from Palm fronds and reminded us of how Jesus walked through this week knowing in some way it would be his demise. Wednesday he’d be betrayed by Judas one of his disciples, […] more
It's Holy Week Here is A New Thought Perspecticvec

It’s Holy Week Here is A New Thought Perspecticvec

On this day Palm Sunday as a good Catholic little girl I learned this was holy week. Elders gave us little hand-made crosses from Palm fronds and reminded us of how Jesus walked through this week knowing in some way it would be his demise. Wednesday he’d be betrayed by Judas one of his disciples, […] more

The Golden Globes 2020 – Best movies of 2019 or best and worst evening gowns?

The NEWS burst I get every morning led with a headline about Gwynth Paltrow’s see through dress, that frankly I hadn’t noticed. Upon finding it, it looked more like a dark brown peasant dress not the sultry zophtic dress that Selma Hayek wore that accentuated a new boob job that beauty certainly hadn’t needed. Kerry […] more
Forget Marriage Story it's a How-to Divorce Epic

Forget Marriage Story it’s a How-to Divorce Epic

We’ve been watching movies up for The Golden Globes. Somehow Marriage Story got on my list, likely for the acting, hopefully not the screenplay, because this was a ‘how to’ split up angrily for the very privileged and also their way too rich attorneys. I want to promote intimacy and love and learning from your […] more