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MARCHING FOR THEIR LIVES

            Voices of Resistance Ring Out in Downtown Albany



More than 5,000 students, parents, teachers, lawmakers and people of all ages, from all parts of the state gathered in Albany’s West Capitol Park on Saturday, March 24 to lend their voices to the “March for Our Lives” rallies taking place in more than 800 cities nationally. The Albany march was the result of the combined efforts of students from across the Capital District region in conjunction with Moms Demand Action. Hundreds of signs, with messages ranging from “Fire Politicians, Not Guns,” to “Resist, Enough,” to “Thoughts and Prayers Are Not Enough,” were toted by protestors as the large but peaceful group gathered to hear speeches from student organizers, members of Moms Demand Action and local lawmakers and politicians, including Patricia Fahey, Phil Steck, and Paul Tonko. Protesters listened as students told stories of their own experiences with gun violence in schools, in their neighborhoods and on the streets. Lisa…

I Hate My Bathroom - Part II

For those of you who are just dying to see how my bathroom has turned out, I give you Part II. Unfortunately, there’s going to have to be a Part III. I can’t refinish the tub and shower area until spring. It's necessary to use an epoxy paint, which is more toxic, and the windows must be open with fans going to get the fumes out of the room.
But in the meantime, you'll be amazed at how great my bathroom now looks, with all white walls, a new clean and shiny white sink and vanity, and an adorable cabinet above the toilet (which will also be replaced in the spring with a nice new white commode). Of course, the kitties had to check out the new sink and vanity to be sure they were acceptable. Here’s Yoshi getting comfy in the new white sink I bought at Lowe’s.

It’s a perfect fit for my bathroom. And you just couldn’t beat the price! The vanity and sink combined was only $129.00. I bought a lovely brushed nickel faucet for another $69.00.



Not to be outdone by Yosh, Meowzers checks out…

Serendipity

Here is an excerpt from my upcoming book, a memoir about my “adventures” as a pie baker and entrepreneur. Please let me know how you like it and if you’d like to read more of the story – thanks!
(Background: after going through a difficult and costly divorce, losing my home in a bankruptcy and struggling to take care of my children, I decided to start my own business. I named the company “pie ala moe!” and, before long, I was selling full-sized pies and “mini moe’s” – tiny tarts – to local restaurants and individuals. As business continued to grow, I acquired an investor who gave me the working capital I needed to quit my job as a collections associate for a large accounting firm. This chapter begins when I’m leaving the accounting firm to grow my pie business full-time.)

Chapter Five: Serendipity

My last day at Dorfman Robbie was both exhilarating and a little scary. I was saying goodbye to friends I’d made over the last three years. These people had helped me cope with so many things, …

The Slaughter of Innocents

How much longer can we let these shootings go on? Even as we watch in real time, as crying, shaken students flee from a school - while others not as lucky lay bleeding on the ground - we already hear the rationalizations, the justifications - the second amendment above all else???
via Huffington Post
This is not what the framers of the Constitution intended - when will paying homage to the NRA and an irrational fear that "our guns will be taken from us" be cast aside in favor of our safety and peace of mind? What have we allowed to happen in our beloved country?

The Big "Chill"

For the second weekend running, I'll be heading up to the iconic Sagamore Hotel in Bolton Landing, NY for the final days of the "Glacier Ice Bar" and other surrounding chilly events will be happening. I'll be covering the final weekend on behalf of the Warren County Board of Tourism.


You can read about my impressions of last year's event at "Visit Lake Geoge,"  and keep following me here and on the "Visit Lake George" blog for news about this years festival. I'll also be checking out the Funky Ice Fest at the Adirondack Pub & Brewery in Lake George Village, as well as visiting the retail shops and restaurants in Bolton Landing as they welcome shoppers and diners to the second annual "Bolton on Ice."

So, stay tuned for more "ice, ice, baby!"

Guess Who's Coming to Dinner?

I’ll bet you that, at one time or another, you’ve all asked yourselves the question, “If I could invite anyone in the world – living or dead – to a dinner party, who would be on my guest list?”
I thought this would be fun to post as a blog, and I started out thinking I would host an imaginary intimate dinner for four people who make me happy and make my world a better place – something I think we all really need these days!

I quickly realized that the party of four would have to include myself - so, right from the get go, I was screwing myself out of one amazing guest. Not that I don’t consider myself a stellar addition to any dinner party! But, lets face it. If it’s between me and Oprah or me and Gandhi – what would you do?
Exactly! Have two dinner parties? Well, sure. That’s a great solution! Better yet, have a round dinner table and then it doesn’t matter if there’s an odd number of people – Yes!

And so, without further ado, here is my dinner party guest list.

Guest No 1: Dame Hel…

I Hate My Bathroom - Part I

I want to talk about bathrooms – specifically, bathrooms that are affectionately referred to by realtors, designers and remodelers as “vintage” or “mid-century.” We all know that “mid-century” can be loosely translated to mean a sickening shade of mustard yellow, avocado or salmon pink, with tile everywhere – and I don’t mean cool subway tile or the currently trendy thin rectangular-shaped tiles.

This is the kind of bathroom that I’ve been living with for the last four years.

I know it didn’t always look this way. My cozy little home is nearly 140 years old, and I’m sure my predecessors were thrilled about remodeling and turning the loo into a cutting-edge model of modern decorating chic – back in the 1960’s, that is.

As you can see, the entire bathroom was green – more specifically, it was various shades of green. I can only surmise that there were clearance sales at the tile store and the home appliance store at the same time. The tub and sink were an interesting sort of seafoam gr…

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Welcome! My name is Maureen Werther. I'm the creative force behind my business, WriteForYou. I'm also a divorced mother of two grown children, wanna-be gourmet cook, political activist, feminist, fledgling carpenter and home renovations whiz. My blog is devoted to issues big and small, profound and mundane, that are part of every woman's life. This blog is dedicated to those women who juggle so much, aspire to so much, women who dream, who succeed, who fail, and who try again. It's also a space for women of all ages, races, and socio-economic backgrounds. I invite you to read the stories that unfold in and around my life and to share your stories with me. I'm Your Every Woman and I welcome all of you