Trump would not be a pogrom you could leave behind, and other refugee stories…

I have friends who are threatening to leave the country if Trump gets elected.  I don’t actually think they will, but I understand the impulse, the feeling of “not belonging” to a country that would elect such a man to the Presidency.  There was a lot of that feeling with Bush, but not quite as … Continue reading Trump would not be a pogrom you could leave behind, and other refugee stories…

Anxiety, and the perilousness of our times…

We’ve been hearing about global warming and its threat to our very existence for quite a few years now.  The science is in.  Yet, creationist naysayers and greed-driven corporateers — in the most unholy of alliances — obfuscate the reality, thereby blocking a time-sensitve appropriate human response.  That’s the back drop to our human saga … Continue reading Anxiety, and the perilousness of our times…

Through a Glass Darkly…

“Shallow understanding from people of good will is more frustrating than absolute misunderstanding from people of ill will.”  wrote Charles M. Blow in a NY Times article titled “Activists ‘Feel the Bern’?”, referring to some liberals’ responses to Black Lives Matter interrupting two Bernie Sanders rallies . I consider the depth (or shallowness?) of my good will. … Continue reading Through a Glass Darkly…

Not feeling morbid, but still musing on “this pesky attachment to life” *

In the Phoenix summertime, without sunscreen (it didn’t exist back then) I would tan “brown as a berry”, 1950s-style version of good health.  I was six, eight, then ten. I loved moving close to the earth, somersaults & cartwheels, and I loved being airborne when I danced and did  arabesques or grand jete’s. Or those … Continue reading Not feeling morbid, but still musing on “this pesky attachment to life” *