Sunday, March 31, 2013

Sunday's Kat Kwote (Women's History Month #31)

How do we know the Easter Bunny is a woman? Duh, chocolate!

~ Kurious Kitty ~

Happy Easter!

Photo © Diane Mayr, all rights reserved.

Saturday, March 30, 2013

Women's History Month #30

It is wonderful how much time good people spend fighting the devil. If they would only expend the same amount of energy loving their fellow men, the devil would die in his own tracks of ennui.

~ Helen Keller ~

Friday, March 29, 2013

Poetry Friday (Women's History Month #29)

A poem is land found, as if for the first time. If I already knew what it would hold, I wouldn’t need the poem, and if what it holds were knowable by any other words or way, I wouldn’t need the poem.

~ Jane Hirshfield ~

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Women's History Month #28

The best book, like the best speech, will do it all--make us laugh, think, cry and cheer--preferably in that order.

~ Madeleine Albright ~

Photo courtesy U.S. Department of State.

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Women's History Month #27

Selectivity of mass extinction events is sometimes linked with body size, ecological constraints and competition, while other times it could be related to just pure luck of the survivors.

~ Olja Toljagić ~

Photo by Kentaro Ohno.

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Women's History Month #26

Do not tell secrets to those whose faith and silence you have not already tested.

~ Elizabeth I ~

Portrait by Steven van der Meulen, circa 1563.

Monday, March 25, 2013

Women's History Month #25

Those of us who have participated believe it's important to have a process where candidates have to interact with voters one-on-one. In New Hampshire, as in Iowa, there is a very engaged electorate that is involved, looks at all the candidates and questions them about what their vision is for running for president. That's important for the process.

~ Jeanne Shaheen ~

Photo courtesy

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Sunday's Kat Kwote (Women's History Month #24)

They calm me, these animals who could be wild but choose not to be, who go outside to kill and lounge around, then come home every day for the food I provide and for my touch.

~ Alison Hawthorne Deming ~

Photo courtesy The Marmot.

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Women's History Month #23

Well, Warren Harding, I have got you the presidency. What are you going to do with it?

~ Florence Harding ~

Photo courtesy Library of Congress.

Friday, March 22, 2013

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Women's History Month #21

I think most artists create out of despair. The very nature of creation is not a performing glory on the outside, it's a painful, difficult search within.

~ Louise Berliawsky Nevelson ~

Photo courtesy Smithsonian Archives of American Art.

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Women's History Month #20

We criticize mothers for closeness. We criticize fathers for distance. How many of us have expected less from our fathers and appreciated what they gave us more? How many of us always let them off the hook?

~ Ellen Goodman ~

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Women's History Month #19

"Well, I'm glad they like me," thought the Stuffed Elephant to himself, for just now he was not allowed to speak out loud or move around, as the Make Believe toys could do at certain times. But these times were when no eyes of boys, girls, men or women were looking.

~ Laura Lee Hope ~

Monday, March 18, 2013

Women's History Month #18

I don't think anybody anywhere can talk about the future of their people or of an organization without talking about education. Whoever controls the education of our children controls our future.

~ Wilma Mankiller ~

Photo by Pedula Man.

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Sunday's Kat Kwote (Women's History Month #17)

And when the cat appeared he seemed to them of the size of a bullock; and this was his appearance—rapacious, panting, jagged-eared, snub-nosed, sharp-toothed, nimble, angry, vindictive, glare-eyed, terrible, sharp-clawed.

~ Lady Wilde from "Seanchan the Bard and the King of the Cats" ~

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Women's History Month #16

I have hope because awareness and action are rising for women’s rights. A belief is growing that enough is enough.

But I am outraged because women and girls continue to suffer high levels of discrimination, violence, and exclusion. They are routinely blamed and made to feel shame for the violence committed against them, and they too often search in vain for justice.

~ Michelle Bachelet ~

Friday, March 15, 2013

Poetry Friday (Women's History Month #15)

I don't want to end up simply having visited this world.

~ Mary Oliver ~

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Women's History Month #14

You have to be taught to be second class; you're not born that way.

~ Lena Horne ~

Photo courtesy Movie-Fan.

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Women's History Month #13

I am building a fire, and everyday I train, I add more fuel. At just the right moment, I light the match.

~ Mia Hamm ~

Photo courtesy >Johnmaxmena at en.wikipedia.

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Women's History Month #12

I feel no need for any other faith than my faith in the kindness of human beings.

~ Pearl S. Buck ~

Photo ©The Nobel Foundation.

Monday, March 11, 2013

Women's History Month #11

I have learned over the years that when one's mind is made up, this diminishes fear; knowing what must be done does away with fear.

~ Rosa Parks ~

Photo of new Rosa Parks statue courtesy PBS.

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Sunday's Kat Kwote (Women's History Month #10)

And hold the freedom of their will
To roam, to live, to drink their fill

~ Victoria Sackville-West from "The Greater Cats" ~

Photo by allistair.

Saturday, March 9, 2013

Women's History Month #9

Women must have an institutional voice and must occupy key roles. And not just to keep the peace and bring about reconciliation. We need women to play a role in every area of society. You can't eat peace.

~ Leymah Gbowee ~

Photo by aktivioslo.

Friday, March 8, 2013

Poetry Friday (Women's History Month #8)

Shall I speak like a poet, or run
     Into weak woman's tears for relief?

~ Elizabeth Barrett Browning from "Only a Curl" ~

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Women's History Month #7

Good books, like good friends, are few and chosen; the more select, the more enjoyable.

~ Louisa May Alcott ~

Photo from Lives of Girls Who Became Famous by Sarah Knowles Bolton (1914).

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Women's History Month #6

I think, at a child's birth, if a mother could ask a fairy godmother to endow it with the most useful gift, that gift should be curiosity.

~ Eleanor Roosevelt ~

Portrait courtesy the White House.

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Women's History Month #5

I think we should all work for equal suffrage, and I trust the time is not far distant when no man or woman will even admit that it was ever opposed in New Hampshire. I want New Hampshire to be the banner state of the East on the equal suffrage question.

~ Marilla Ricker ~

Image courtesy Dover Public Library.

Monday, March 4, 2013

Women's History Month #4

Why is a woman to be treated differently? Woman suffrage will succeed, despite this miserable guerilla opposition.

~ Victoria Woodhull ~

Photo courtesy Library of Congress.

Sunday, March 3, 2013

Sunday's Kat Kwote (Women's History Month #3)

flex and reflex of claws
gently pricking through sweater to skin
gently sustains their own tune

~ Denise Levertov from "The Cat As Cat" ~

Photo by surekat.

Saturday, March 2, 2013

Women's History Month #2

Above all, be the heroine of your life, not the victim.

~ Nora Ephron ~

Friday, March 1, 2013

Poetry Friday (Women's History Month #1)

To celebrate Women's History Month, I'll be sharing a quote from a woman each day of the month. Here's the first one:
There is only one opening:
yourself as the key.

~ Eve Merriam from "The Poem As a Door" ~