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Adoptive mom, musician, poet, New Deal Democrat, lover of mysteries and Victorian novels, companion to one neurotic dog

Real Name: Rachel

Location: Tucson/Catalina, Arizona

Occupation: writer, musician

Groups: KosAbility, Baja Arizona Kossacks, White Privilege Working Group, Social Security Defenders, Adalah — A Just Middle East, Black Kos community, Mental Health Awareness, Elders of Zion, Street Prophets , Indigo Kalliope, Feminism, Pro-Feminism, Womanism: Feminist Issues, Ideas, & Activism, CareGiving Kos, House of LIGHTS, Kitchen Table Kibitzing, This Week in the War on Women, SpiritSisters

Diaries published: 397 (7 days since last diary on Sat May 16, 2015 at 05:08 PM PDT)

Comments posted: 8187 (0 days since last comment on Sat May 23, 2015 at 07:52 PM PDT)

Diary frequency: frequent

Comment frequency: frequent

Total Recommends: 5779

Total Comment Ratings: 12697

Most Recommended Diary: KosAbility: On Being Obese, 218 comments, 170 recommends

People Following ramara: 72

ramara's Most Recent Diaries:

Last Sunday was Mother's Day, a Hallmark holiday as fraught with ambivalence as any. As I read friends' tributes to their living or dead mothers on Facebook, I wondered why I never really cared ...
by ramara
Comment Count 81 comments on Sat May 16, 2015 at 05:08 PM PDT with 58 Recommends
This week's categories may seem a bit strange and lopsided. There is lots of interesting stuff about reproductive choice, including the choice more women are making not to have children at all. ...
by ramara
Comment Count 20 comments on Sat Apr 25, 2015 at 05:11 PM PDT with 22 Recommends
I have posted things before that I wrote for writing classes held at my synagogue by my friend Lynn. They have usually been related to the High Holidays, but this year the class is less focused, and ...
by ramara
Comment Count 6 comments on Fri Apr 10, 2015 at 11:00 AM PDT with 17 Recommends
This week was not so much a week of new battles as a week of old battles rethought. And re-fought. Perhaps nowhere was this more evident than in the reemergence of Monica Lewinsky. She gave a TED ...
by ramara
Comment Count 69 comments on Sat Mar 28, 2015 at 05:00 PM PDT with 19 Recommends
Seven years ago this week-end I had asked to do the d'var Torah at my synagogue. My birthday was on Shabbat, and it was my first birthday after having cancer, my 60th. I was still recovering and weak,
by ramara
Comment Count 15 comments on Thu Mar 19, 2015 at 12:04 PM PDT with 12 Recommends
Purim begins today at sundown. It is customary to dress in costume; we read the Megillah (the Book of Esther) and whenever Haman's name is mentioned we make as much noise as possible to drown it out.
by ramara
Comment Count 49 comments on Wed Mar 04, 2015 at 12:13 PM PST with 28 Recommends

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