These maps are not redrawn or changed from the originals in various archives, including the Library of Congress, Cornell University and the University of Southern Maine.
The owner, Elizabeth Ramirez, a watercolor artist, has 20 years in the picture frame industry as well as a B. in Studio Art and a minor in Photography, from Rivier College in New Hampshire. Perhaps it's the phonetics -- but now I can't see a sports team called the Cougars and not snicker a little. Ellen Mc Carthy: Right, we thought this would die on it's own, but it just hasn't, which is why we decided to step in. Monica Hesse: I'm okay with anyone anywhere being called a mountain goat. _______________________ Bowie, Md.: I read the dead-tree edition, so I know this discussion springs from an article, and it's not just you two deciding to have a chat. I've heard women use it in random daily life -- coffee shops, restaurants, etc. _______________________ 2003: was the first time I heard the term and thought it was hilarious. Has anyone taken their feelings into consideration? _______________________ Ballston Dude: Are there women out there that are cougars and don't know it? Or is there a 'you might be a cougar if....' criteria list? I've never seen women referring to themselves that way. And then can someone tell me why this isn't done all the time automatically. _______________________ DC: Could you give some examples of women who call themselves cougars? or a similar cable channel did a Cougar countdown, or something like that. I see how it could be perceived as derogatory -- others find it empowering. the TV show ("Cougartown") seems about 3 years too late... Oh -- and I'm 39 and have been told I am a male cougar more than once. But could one of your producers put up a link to the story, please?