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…

beginner’s mind, wise women — Michelle, Krista, and Maria, and one really smart guy named Neil

Originally posted on May 22, 2015… so sorry I’ve been “gone” for the last 3 weeks — technical difficulties!!  Glad to be back. Two weeks ago, I attended my nephew Harrison’s  graduation from NAU in Flagstaff.   Commencement ceremonies mark both endings and beginnings.  In Zen Buddhism, there is a phrase — Beginner’s Mind.  It means … Continue reading beginner’s mind, wise women — Michelle, Krista, and Maria, and one really smart guy named Neil