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They Can’t Shape Her

Exploring Patriarchy Chapter 29 – They can’t shape her in their likeness, can’t swallow her whole. Can’t figure her out as she won’t keep her dreams small. MM had seen quite a few families where elderly disfunction runs high. Much of it supported by tradition where elders express love by allowing younger women to serve…

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The Watch

She’s the watch at home – keeps an eye on the maid who won’t work well on her own no matter how high she’s paid 😀

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Be Still and Know

Be still and know that what comes will pass, faith and hope will help love keep a smile in your heart.

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Book Review – The 5 AM Club by Robin Sharma

Book Review – I highly recommend this book to anyone who is looking for a life filled with focus. A life free from the unending digital distraction that clogs the minds of so many these days. And a life where there’s uninterrupted time to spend on the things that matter most.

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A Prayer For Bilkis Bano

India celebrated 75 years of independence on August 15th 2022. And the eleven men convicted in the Bilkis Bano gang-rape case walked free that day. I write this post to make an appeal to all of you my readers, to pray for Bilkis Bano and her family. I ask all of you to keep them…

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Toe The Line

Should I be like you and tow the line, follow rules that served a different time?

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Solutions – My Friend Temper

Exploring Patriarchy Chapter 28 – Temper. My Friend. You keep me safe when the load gets too heavy and they won’t give me a break. Speaking out calmly and assertively when there’s pushback is always a risk. Now, it was a risk she was willing to take. A risk she was angry enough to take.

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Recipe – Baath Stove Cake

Baath is a Goan semolina and coconut cake. The cake batter is usually kept overnight before baking. My recipe works without the overnight soak, without an oven and with a very flexible interpretation of instructions. I hope you find it easy to follow.

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About Me

Hi, I’m Anitaelise. I teach piano lessons and write poetry. I love walking in the sun, listening to music and playing the piano. Happiness is seeing my students in piano class. Writing in my diary. Being out in the sun. Planting in my little compost pots. And looking up recipes that I’m never going to cook. Minimalism and and organization have relaxed my housekeeping and brought much joy to daily living.

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