Put a Woman in Charge (revised)

WordPress clobbered the previous post when I tried to add this note to the  reblog of Put a Woman in Charge written, illustrated and originally posted by Lisa Brunetti at Zeebra Designs & Destinations~ An Artist’s Eyes Never Rest, online home of an artist, naturalist and writer in Ecuador with a global heart, whose blog I would keep following if I could keep only one, for its beautiful offerings in education (in art and more), entertainment, and inspiration.  I wrote more extensively about Lisa in my May 27, 2017 post Nature Writers I Follow #1:Zeebra.

I should know better than use the reblog button instead of just reporting on the piece myself.  So just go to  Put a Woman in Charge and take the time to read all of it and enjoy the heart and the art of it.

6 thoughts on “Put a Woman in Charge (revised)

  1. This gave me a chuckle, so the reblog frustrations produced a positive result! Thank you, and thanks for your kind words here and for adding your feedback to the original post. Yours adds weight because of your military history (which I respect) — just because I think that the wall/any wall is very insensitive, I respect what others say if they have different feelings.

    Usually when I post about sensitive issues (snowden) most people stay mute – very few comments. People are often afraid to share their views with the world in sensitive issues. Ja, when ABC news asked me what I thought about Snowden, I smiled and said I thought it was great — plus he was telling us things that many people already knew – nothing is private any more, and your online activities are up for critique as are phone calls, etc… One should not fear for one’s life in order to be a watchdog ( i don’t like that word)… one should e able to stand up and say, ‘whoa, this is wrong..’

    The Nicaragua crisis is very scary, as that’s what happened, told to me first hand in person by someone who left with her family to live in Panama. She said that a demonstration was plannend, and the people knew about it – no big deal, and I don’t remember if it were police or military or what, but they showed up and started shooting…. one person killed was an older lady that the people loved, and that’s then the students got involved – to say, no! this is wrong.

    I have not checked to confirm, but she said that she and her children had gone to dinner that night, and that’s when it happened….

    Well do I get a prize for a very-lengthy comment? There’s not enough time to acknowledge all of the comments, as each one deserves an equal energy… but thanks for the reblog and passing along the message. and yes, I went to Youtube to find ‘Rita’ to send to my friend Rita, and the ”Put a Woman in Charge’ was the next in queue. I think its his best yet – there’s a lot to be said about getting older . (He wrote that song in honor of his mother who had recently died.)

    It’s raining – and I should get home… we’ve had mega rain this week…


    • My 6 years in the Navy opened eyes about institutionalized truth. Above all else it must be loyal to the institution.

      I’m sorry to admit that those in power now are a reflection of who we are as a people. Half of us are ignorant sheep who think they are stallions. We can thank greed’s defeat of public education for that.

      Snowden took a chance I wouldn’t have, though would’ve wanted to. (Maybe that’s why I keep getting turned down for that job blogging at the NSA?)

      I recall a thing called Pentagon Papers. As things are, you’d think they were fiction, like “Truth, justice and the American Way,” Superman. Who knows what difference Snowden will make long term. What the government doesn’t do to privacy, freedom and decency, industry will (does), absent government intervention (i.e., with its encouragement).

      We need Greta Thunberg’s full speech on popular prime time TV and cable. Guess that would mean the media companies caring enough to give up some income for the planet, because not many advertisers would pay big money like they usually do for prime time.

      For anyone stopping in who does not know what we’re talking about:



      • BTW, about the ignorant stallions …

        Long ago I started saying Hitler was a product of his culture. Most people didn’t like it said. There were good things from that culture, too, just as there are from ours, things that may save us yet (not war).
        Trump and Corporate Control are products of our culture, as was Hitler. Not because the masses are LIKE THEM, but because the masses are ignorant sheep with stallion attitudes. The statistics on how many people here think authoritarianism is good are staggering. I forget the number, but it was big. Same for how many people think democracy is not important. Greed and Power love ignorance and delusion.


    • Nicaragua, Venezuela … I hope it’s not a contagion among countries ending in A. Not funny. When the world’s most powerful country, biggest economy, universal military presence, bigger spending on military than all the other big shots combined, puts a White Nationalist narcissistic authoritarian maniac thug in their highest seat of power, who knows how many other thugs are going to get erections, NOT elections, and run for their phallic-sensation weapons. PUT A WOMAN IN CHARGE indeed.


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