I am woman, hear me whine

by Barbara Simpson -- Helen Reddy sang it in her hit song back in 1972 – "I am woman, hear me roar" – and with the heady force of the female liberation more…

A little note on liberty

by Barbara Simpson -- My Dear Little Ones: I have something I want to tell you about, but because we live so far apart, I can't do it in person. Instead, I'll more…

'A' is for adultery, 'B' is for ...

by Barbara Simpson -- Madonna has kicked off her new world tour in Barcelona, her first since 1993. Critical reviews are decidedly mixed, to put it kindly, but fans are snapping up more…

Suing Dr. Feelbad

by Barbara Simpson -- Hey, did you feel it? The earth moved, but it had nothing to do with sex. A jury in California's Alameda County convicted a doctor of elder abuse more…

Do we really have to die first?

by Barbara Simpson -- Holy you know what! I thought I was the only one, but now I know the truth! Those incredibly bright headlights blinding me in nighttime traffic are not more…

Save Yosemite – now!

by Barbara Simpson -- It can literally take your breath away. It did to me, the first time. We were traveling the narrow road along the wild river through the canyon and more…

Oh, the stress of it all!

by Barbara Simpson -- You'd think people would understand that to go into a hostile environment (scorchingly hot, no water, food or assistance, no roads, maps or places to stay) brings with more…

Death is not a choice

by Barbara Simpson -- It happened again, just as I was about to sit down and write this column. I heard the news out of Dallas. Jay Douglas Goodman, who was 16, more…

Happy day, mom

by Barbara Simpson -- Does it really surprise you? I mean really? It shouldn't, because we live in a time of the politically correct, a time of diversity, a time of feeling more…

And then the war was over

by Barbara Simpson -- I thought it was over, didn't you? After all, the Americans going to Vietnam now are mostly businessmen looking for another fast way to make a buck and more…