kactus

Hey, I like my new doctor

I’ve spent the last few days in a state of increasing agitation over the prospect of seeing my new doctor. You know how it is when you are fat, female, and (past) 40–the doc is very often Not Your Friend. Well, I’m glad to report that new doc is high cool. He willingly gave me […]

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Oogidy body fluids and the middle-aged woman’s body

I’ve only got a few minutes before I have to get ready to go see my new doctor, but I thought I’d throw this out there for the women in the audience. Why the fuck does an almost-48 year old woman still need to ovulate? For that matter, why still menstruate? It’s not like I’m […]

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Activists fight back against demolition of low-income housing in New Orleans

Activists fight back against demolition of low-income housing in New Orleans

hat tip brownfemipower and the many other bloggers who have worked to keep this story front and center. Big thanks go out to The Redstar Perspective, which provides the links in this story. (Sorry about overlooking your contribution, and thanks for the correction!) Via Red Star Standoff over demolition of New Orleans public housing starts […]

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My new kitten and her Very Bad Habit

My new kitten comes from an abusive situation, so I’m cutting her serious slack. But this morning I woke up to find her kneading my neck and sucking on my ear. Slurp, slurp, slurp went tiny little kitten noises. Tiny little kitten claws digging into my neck. And deep-throated kitten purrs coming from her throat. […]

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Introducing my newest heroine

Introducing my newest heroine

This story has been linked in several of the blogs I read, but I’m gonna snag from Sylvia’s place, since that’s where I saw it first: I have a new woman to look up to, and she’s 7 years old. Lives in Detroit, MI. A 7-year-old-girl is being hailed as an “angel from heaven” and […]

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Do my research for me, Oh Great Blogosphere

I want to know the different in voltage between a police taser and an implanted heart pacer-defibrillator. I know there’s some medical folks out there who can help me out!

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And this is the part at which I wander through the door

Hi all. My name is kactus, and as of today I’m officially a blogger at feministe. I used to run a somewhat popular little blog called Super Babymama, til I went through a midlife crisis one day and exploded it. In one magical un-doable POOF I deleted almost two years of writing, and lost almost […]

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Later, Gator

I want to thank Jill for letting me wax self-indulgent this week. I hope you all cruise on by my place for more intense naval-gazing and cat pix, and, occasionally, a look at the world outside. It’s been fun!

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