Weaving my cloth… “You know what everybody needs? You want to put it in a single word? Everybody needs to be understood.” Sherwin Nuland

 I have been weaving my cloth for a long time.  Sometimes intentionally, sometimes on automatic pilot.  It’s one of those things we humans do. The errors in my weave are monumental. But, still, the cloth holds. Being able to see so much beauty in the cloth of others, I know there is a particular beauty in … Continue reading Weaving my cloth… “You know what everybody needs? You want to put it in a single word? Everybody needs to be understood.” Sherwin Nuland

Jubilee year…

Sixty-eight women writers and Cheryl Strayed in Maui, in March.  Heaven. I met Rita Kampen in Maui. In March. Her liveliness, curiosity, and compassion were evident. Her ease and warmth, graciousness available to all.  I overheard her talking about Jubilee. I had never heard of a Jubilee.   As I had already promised myself a year … Continue reading Jubilee year…

for Charleston… and for my father, who was the first to teach me that inequality and injustice are wrong…

 There are wounds, historical and societal, racist in nature, that seem too big to talk about, to heal, something like banks being too big to fail.  Only they’re not. Neither the banks, nor the yet-to-be-healed wounds of racism.  At some point we have to talk about them, or else remain at the mercy of a … Continue reading for Charleston… and for my father, who was the first to teach me that inequality and injustice are wrong…

Comments…

Thanks Anita, Lisa, Judy, and Anna.  Thanks for taking the time to read and reflect on what I wrote in my last post on “The “F” Word”, and to respond.  I hope those of you who didn’t read my last blog post, or did, but didn’t read the comments will take a look. Today’s post … Continue reading Comments…

The “F” word…

I became aware of an aspect of my Facebook (FB) “persona” recently when a new, and very perceptive, also, inspiring, friend, Joelie Key-Tissot, whom I met in Maui at the Cheryl Strayed writers’ workshop, tagged me in a poster posted by Cheryl (the caption also posted by Cheryl, read “Just installed this in my new … Continue reading The “F” word…