A Day for Cake

Maybe you have never heard of it, but today is International Women’s Day. I’m not sure what the protocol is for the day but I like to think it’s a day not for men to show appreciation for women (they do that every day, no?)…. but for women to nod at each other and say ‘carry on’ you’re in the company of many who know the burdens and joys unique to women.

My daughter and I have a tradition. It started when she mentioned to her doting father that it was IWD. He surprised us with a cake and so the tradition began. It has nothing to do with the fact that my favorite food is cake, really.

Take some time today to tell another woman that she’s magnificent just as she is and for the courage she shows living her life. Give a hug, send best wishes. Celebrate that there are women in this world (we celebrate that there are men every day, no?). Can I suggest some cake?

Best Wishes for a fine day!


See my poem posted today: “Waging War”

Waging War- A Poem

You see me and think I am strong,
a warrior,
That I stand and inspire you,
to fight on,
as though I am wearing,
a special armor.
You don’t see that I am only wearing,
courage and necessity,
like rags laid upon my back.
I march on, not in certain victory,
but the certain finality,
of the day the truth is known.
What will you think of me then?


This poem is in honor of International Women’s Day and all women who continue on even when they don’t feel capable or equipped for what the day demands.