I was a child in the 1950’s and a teenager in the 1960’s. So I should be well versed in the misogynistic attitudes that were, and in some ways still are, ingrained in the American psyche. But I grew up in a progressive family in New York City. The women we knew were mostly professionals and I was expected to be a professional too. Not just a working woman, but a professional doctor, lawyer, psychologist, or whatever. I apparently missed the sexism and marginalization of women as well as the excessive empowerment of men.

It never occurred to me for a nanosecond that men were better than women in any way. Apparently I’m outside the norm, even today.

I read an article in The Washington Post by Sally Kohn, titled “Sexual Harassment Should Be Treated As A Hate Crime”. The article cites recent studies that show that both men and…

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Ghosts A Haunted Plantation and Johnny Cash!

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Readers, you will want to have a look at this story, reblogged from My Haunted Life Too.

This December we are going to bring you some of the most interesting #true paranormal cases we can find. You can discover more true, terrifying accounts of the paranormal right here. A worldwide superstar, Johnny Cash and his wife June Carter Cash, have always been in the public eye. One specific part of their lives was less talked…

via The Haunted Plantation Owned By Country Music Royalty — My Haunted Life Too

For more ghosts and other frightful stuff, please see: https://www.amazon.com/Jan-Olandese/e/B071FK9L75

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Ticonderoga Historical Society’s Classic Building

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After leaving Bolton Landing, NY we headed up the West side of Lake George heading up to Fort Ticonderoga. When entering the town of Ticonderoga not far away, there was a huge classical stone building that just stopped me cold. I had to get out and set up the tripod in the road and take some photos. It turned out to be the Ticonderoga Historical Society.  What an amazing building and place.  This is the Hancock House and is a historical reproduction (built in 1926) of the original Thomas Hancock House on Beacon Hill in Boston.  The original was built 1737-1740. This building is a granite stone building in the Georgian Revival style with a slate roof. 

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