What every woman should have - a list in progress.

Roses of Belfast
Brown-eyed Susan
Under a White Umbrella
Mexican Conquest
Expresso Dreams
Summer Rain
Christmas Eve
Morning After
Eternal Unity
Bitter Blossoms
Tender Mercies
Into the Darkness
Miss Maddy Jones
Could They?
The Temple Gate
Midnight Writer
Sioux-Blue Sky
Nine Years Old
Spring Sonnet
Same Time, Next Year

A WOMAN SHOULD HAVE ...enough money within her control to move out and rent a place of her own, even if she never wants to or needs to...

A WOMAN SHOULD HAVE ...something perfect to wear if the employer, or date of her dreams wants to see her in an hour.

A WOMAN SHOULD HAVE ...a youth she's content to leave behind.

A WOMAN SHOULD HAVE ...a past juicy enough that she's looking forward to retelling it in her old age.

A WOMAN SHOULD HAVE ...a set of screwdrivers, a cordless drill, and a black lace bra.

A WOMAN SHOULD HAVE friend who always makes her laugh and one who lets her cry.

A WOMAN SHOULD HAVE ...a good piece of furniture not previously owned by anyone else in her family.

A WOMAN SHOULD HAVE ...eight matching plates, wine glasses with stems, and a recipe for a meal that will make her guests feel honored.
A WOMAN SHOULD HAVE ...a feeling of control over her destiny.

EVERY WOMAN SHOULD to fall in love without losing herself.

EVERY WOMAN SHOULD to quit a job, break up with a lover and confront a friend without ruining the friendship...

EVERY WOMAN SHOULD KNOW...when to try harder and when to walk away.

EVERY WOMAN SHOULD KNOW...that she can't change the length of her calves, the width of her hips or the nature of her parents.

EVERY WOMAN SHOULD KNOW...that her childhood may not have been perfect but it's over.

EVERY WOMAN SHOULD KNOW...what she would and wouldn't do for love, or more.

EVERY WOMAN SHOULD to live alone, even if she doesn't like it.

EVERY WOMAN SHOULD KNOW...whom she can trust,
whom she can't, and why she shouldn't take it personally,

EVERY WOMAN SHOULD KNOW...where to it to her best friend's kitchen table or a charming inn in the woods, when her soul needs soothing...

EVERY WOMAN SHOULD KNOW...what she can and can't accomplish in a day, a month, or a year.

EVERY WOMAN SHOULD KNOW...that she is meant to be a sister to every other woman.