Author Archives: Jane Fritz

Cafe Privilege or Why I Don’t Trust White Women Who Don’t Order Coffee When We’re Meeting at a Cafe – A Poem

Originally posted on I Do Run:
You had arrived first Patiently waiting for me Our meeting began But you hadn’t ordered coffee I was confused Since I knew the score Without paying the price They ask you to leave the…

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Thoughts on women in leadership – Part II

Obviously, I knew when I wrote my blog post ‘Thoughts on women in leadership – Part I’ that there was more to the story. That’s why I included “Part I” in the title! But I have to admit that I … Continue reading

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And the folly of governments keeps on marching along

In perusing our overflowing bookshelves for something to read last weekend, I happened to pull out Barbara Tuchman’s The March of Folly, an old goldie from 1984. Oh my goodness, talk about the old saying, “History has a tendency to … Continue reading

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SAY IT AGAIN: managing chronic pain

Originally posted on Tea and Toast with Kindness:
I’ve mentioned, many times, how disappointed I am in the response to the “opioid crisis”.  The only thing that has been done is what has been done before:  Involving to a greater…

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When is a credit not really a credit? Just ask Air Canada

It’s a sad day when grandparents have to cancel their planned flights to spend Christmas with their kids and grandkids, but that’s what we had to do when we both came down with the cold to end all colds in … Continue reading

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If you’ve found the path you were meant to follow …

Originally posted on I can't believe it!:
Here’s another poem by Steve Taylor – his take on the famous poem by Rudyard Kipling, ‘If.’ According to Steve, it’s a reflection on the meaning of success. It’s also a profound…

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In praise of the next generation – and the newest generation

I have been blessed to have had the opportunity to watch many, many young people become responsible, engaging, and impressive adults.  I’ve experienced this with 2 sons, 21 nieces and nephews, children of our friends, and literally hundreds of my … Continue reading

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