Saturday, November 25, 2017

Art & Literature

Veteran Kimberly Jung and Rumi Spice

Can you imagine these fields of beautiful saffron crocuses were once filled with opium poppies, grown to fill the coffers of Taliban terrorists? Now the seeds of these bright-colored flowers ...
Haydee Dijkstal, Justgovernance.net, International Human Rights Lawyer, Hague, International Criminal Court, International Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia, the Special Court for Sierra Leone, African Commission, the African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights, victims of war, war stories, African Union headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, Namibia, Jamaica, Sudan, Sierra Leone, Kenya, Libya, Egypt, the former Yugoslavia, Israel, the United States, Cambodia, the Comoros islands, ICL Media Review

Haydee Dijkstal: Human Rights “Her Way”

She sips her tea, hesitates at dessert, then indulges in one blissful bite. From underneath the white tablecloth a pair of charming red shoes peak out. They match the crimson ...

Understanding Queen Victoria and Abdul

It’s a love story of a different kind. And one that might not have surfaced, had it not been for the keen observations of a curious investigative writer. When Shrabani ...

More Sideways Tours in Santa Barbara Wine Country

As we jump back onto the Foxen Canyon Wine Trail, part of the larger Sideways wine region, we also travel through wonderful history. The character Maya, from the movie Sideways, ...
Adrienne St. John, Chardonnay, Foxen Canyon Wine Trail, Foxen Winery, Imagine Winery, Italian varietals, Los Olivos, Napa Wine tTails, Pearl painting, Pinot Noir, President Bill Clinton, Presqu’ile Winery, Rex Pickett, Rideau Winery, Ross and Lindsay Rankin, Santa Barbara wine trail, Santa Ynez, Sideways Trails, Sonoma Wine Region, Syrah-Panty Dropper Boxer Dropper, Zaca Mesa Winery

WomanScape welcomes Contributing writer and published California photographer, Denise Benson. She is a creative storyteller who is passionate about history, new ideas, people, and cultures. For Denise, life is an ...
Adrienne St. John, Chardonnay, Foxen Canyon Wine Trail, Foxen Winery, Imagine Winery, Italian varietals, Los Olivos, Napa Wine tTails, Pearl painting, Pinot Noir, President Bill Clinton, Presqu’ile Winery, Rex Pickett, Rideau Winery, Ross and Lindsay Rankin, Santa Barbara wine trail, Santa Ynez, Sideways Trails, Sonoma Wine Region, Syrah-Panty Dropper Boxer Dropper, Zaca Mesa Winery

I love wine and frequently visit the Sonoma and Napa wine trails to discover new vintners.  Now that I am living back in Southern California, my husband and I decided ...
International Festival of Authors, poetry slam, poetry, Toronto, Canada, IFOA, PEN Canada, Rashad Ramazanov, Spoify, Poetry Slam Inc., Enheduanna, Sumerian city of Ur, Mesopotamian poetry, Deanna Rodger, Dean Atta, Julie Cameron Gray, artful poetry

Slam Poetry is poetic pugilism! That’s right, a tour de force, smack-down battle of words performed by a group of competing poets. Each is hell-bent on artfully entertaining and sharing ...
whiskey, Temperance Movement, Prohibition Era, Fanelli's Bar, women whiskey consumers, women whiskey producers, Women’s Organization for National Prohibition Reform, Pauline Morton Sabin,Ellen Jane Corrigan, Bushmills Whiskey, Expo 1889, Top Ten Women Distillers, Catoctin Creek Distilling, the science of women's tastebuds, olfactory centers, Ann Soh Woods, Becky Harris, Molly Wellman, Wellman Brands, Kikori whiskey, Distilled Spirits Council of the United States, LCBO, Liquor Control Board of Ontario, Bonnie Brooks, Whiskey Women, Fred Minnick, Whiskey Distilled: A Populist Guide to the Water of Life, Heather Greene, Kevin Schlittenhardt, 8 Badass Women Who Love Their Whiskey, Hillary Rodham Clinton, Kate Middleton, Lady Gaga, Rihanna,

WomanScape is kicking its heels up with the second of this two-part series on whiskey and women. It looks beyond the history of the industry and the women who kept ...

Picture Helen Mirren walking regally onto the Glenn Gould stage in Toronto’s Canadian Broadcasting Center. She’s dressed beautifully, like the queen she’s portrayed on stage and in film. A jeweled ...

Why do women follow blogs like MommyNeedsVodka or join WomenWhoWhiskey? Because they want to belong to a community of gender-based alcoholics? Nothing could be further from the truth. Women want ...

Sometimes life does more than imitate art. It takes us through it. We are given a paddle of faith and forced to navigate it’s challenging and uncharted waters. But the ...

The cold is of a dry, biting kind in the mountains of Kurdistan. The peaks outline the night sky, a pitch darker. No stars, no moon, no lights. Not even ...
Austrian artist Gustav Klimt, motherhood, gender roles, gender equity, maternity benefits, Canadian Maternity Benefits, U.S. Maternity Benefits, maternity leave, competitive advantages, global economic growth, stalled women in the workforce, Who Decided Pregnancy Was a Disability, Bloomberg Report on Motherhood, Malcolm Gladwell, Outliers, Global Comparison of Parental Leave, Mary Cassatt, UN Report: Leave No One Behind: A Call to Action for Gender Equality and Economic Empowerment, Mr. Jim Yong Kim, Ms. Christine Legarde, the International Monetary Fund, Ms. Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, United Nations Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of UN Women, Mr. Michael Spence, 2001 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences

I don’t think Austrian artist Gustav Klimt was thinking about the economy when he painted this serene picture of a mother and child. He was capturing the beauty of motherhood ...

Ma Bell. This is not a misspelled reference to a beautiful Italian woman or a southern belle. Far from it. This colloquial term is a reference to the Bell Telephone ...

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