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“Missing the Point”

More times than necessary to stress about, it happens often. Missing the point. Don’t matter how slow you speak, how clear you write, or how quiet you remain hearing words pouring like a torrent from made up minds, points get missed on both sides of supposition.

Funny though, there was one blogger who tickled me plenty when I realized he (or she) was crafting optimized SEO headlines to heightened proportions by slipping in rifts, all to see which readers missed the point.

In other words, the headline would read something like: Polar Bears Are Big Dumb Creatures. Now...for the reader who only read the headline, which often was me (haha), or for readers who read the related article poorly and commented under the headline, thus revealing the fact, well... we’d all be the Big Dumb mockeries used for everyone else’s amusement and entertainment purposes.

At any rate, and moving iffy humor onward, I’ve come up with other easy ways to miss the point while ‘so-called’ reading.  

Obviously, N…

Nature, Nurturing and Natural Women Taking Credit and Owning It.

This post was inspired after being asked, “why do mother’s take credit for raising the children,” and in part after reading ‘Listen to the Squawking Chicken’ by Elaine Lui. (Thoughts on the memoir here).

There are many distinctive female aspects to acclaim. Personally, I like the feminine side of women. Being physically softer; having less facial, chest and or back hair to contend with is a happy plus. I also like painting my nails different colors and spending hours styling my hair. The curves are another bonus, and what girl doesn’t enjoy a healthy wardrobe selection? Skirts, dresses, heels, scarves and the likes make shopping exciting.

Largely however, what I love most about women is the distinctive and prevailing strength that not only blesses them with the ability to be vessels of life, but be a major reckoning force being that vessel of life.

While not the absolute rule, generally the natural role of women and men raising offspring reminds me of how I recall watching lions and …

Speaking for Myself, ...a Mild Confession

In view of National Women’s Month, and inspired by Aung San Suu Kyi's 'Letters from Burma', it wouldn’t be noble if I didn’t reconcile all this expending so much energy critiquing the work others, in lieu of assessing my own. (Thoughts on Letters from Burma).

Honest to goodness, as if clarifying such a promise is even possible, but yes I did, heedlessly and sublimely embarked on a writing pursuit that to my airtight surprise built a brand I’ve yet to find any other quite like it. In that vein, looking back... and now kind of laughing out loud... here are a few entertaining features I hadn’t thought about until well after-the-fact.

First there is my pen name, which I still do not consider a pen name. RYCJ are my initials, actually created by someone who agreed with me, my name spelled out across books, or anything for that matter, was entirely too long.

Funny albeit, it wasn’t until after publishing a series of books, at least 10, that come to find out most writers wrote i…

Genuine Women Rock!

Funny thing about genuine women is they rarely say much when first meeting one. Oh, she’ll look me up and down, sizing me up I’m guessing, taking in most of what she thinks she sees before ever imparting any real piece of her mind. Gossip is just not her thing; mines neither, which is why when she unleashes one of them pearls of wisdom, Baby Look Out, I know this is a Woman Who Rocks!
Genuine Women are as Compassionate as Passionate

Doesn’t mean she won’t make mistakes, do wrong, be wrong, get mad and have those bad days. We all have our hard days, ugly ways. Name a human who doesn't. And still, turning the dial back upbeat, I know one-hundred-ten percent a genuine woman’s words are not cheap.

50 Keepsake Female Perspectives... Memoirs about Women by Women. 
1.A Sick Life by Tionne "T-Boz" Watkins
2.Around the Way Girl by Taraji P. Henson
3.At Wit's End by Erma Bombeck
4.Chinese Cinderella by Adeline Yen Mah
5.Desperate to be a Housewife by Meg Bortin
6.Diary of a Bev…