January, 2017 felt like the longest year of my life. Unfortunately as it ended, February offered competition for the title. “I’m feeling so angry this man has been allowed one day in the White house.” my friend Karen Lynch posted on Facebook yesterday. Yep. Me too. Even one day was way too long. His noisy, … Continue reading “Strong but exhausted but strong”
Such a flirt! I’d flirted with the idea of being vegan for awhile. Here’s a poem I wrote four … Continue reading Win, win, win… my personal (and political) story.
Every cloud has its silver lining. I awoke wondering what could be the silver lining to the disaster unfolding in Washington DC. I thought it must be the awakening of people, our coming together, our waking to a deeper understanding of the humanity we share, the importance of valuing everyone — gay, straight, Black, White, … Continue reading Silver linings, etc…
I’m writing this while flying to Phoenix on a brand-new very spiffy Southwest airplane. In Phoenix, I’ll meet up with my sister who is flying in from southern California. We’ll rent a car she snagged on Priceline last night for a good price. This is starting to sound like an infomercial, something about product placement. … Continue reading Always something…
A few days after the Women’s marches, I woke up thinking about #BlackLivesMatter. If Black lives Really mattered (equal to White lives), there’d be no need for the slogan. Unfortunately some groups get treated far differently (worse I mean) by those in power, thereby giving lie to the alternative fact of a post-racial America. I … Continue reading Tribal Matters or… This Little Amygdala
Who knew what to expect? I and the people I know and love detest Trump and abhorred the prospect of his actually taking power. I was happy and relieved someone had called for a massive Women’s March in DC. Then I was happy to hear that there would be local sister marches. I didn’t know … Continue reading Women’s Marches, meaning & aftermath
The last couple of weeks I spent time thinking, worrying, and writing about the threatened neo-Nazi march in Whitefish, Montana. Part of my concern is for the targeted Jews there, and part for how the uninhibited neo-Nazi threat represents the new, more mean-spirited and increasingly dangerous America. Every day there is regular life to be … Continue reading On the importance of connection