• A Speck-tacular spirit

    Cathy Speck has flown away from us now, into the sweet beyond. May we all cherish our remembrances of her. I know I will. 
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  • Language creates reality; silence is complicity

    Individual heterosexual women came to the movement from relationships where men were cruel, unkind, violent, unfaithful. Many of these men were radical thinkers who participated in movements for social justice, speaking out on behalf of the workers, the poor, speaking out on behalf of racial...
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  • Abandoned

    Pets are meant to be our friends, comfort when we are alone, fun when we interact, and a source for many of unconditional love, loyalty, consistency, and company. As a pet lover, I cannot understand how anyone can mistreat or abandon a pet.  This is abhorrent to me. When you get them, you get them for the span of their life. Not as and when it’s convenient.
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  • Shame on U.S.

    Videos of white American idiots ambushing innocent, often elderly, Asian Americans are beyond shocking. These moronic vigilantes have taken their lead from the most dangerous ex-president in American history. Somehow, someway, they believe the coronavirus, which most likely originated in China, is the fault of...
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  • Congressional Democrats, be the grizzly, not the deer

    Now Uncle Joe is no fool. But even a fool can see that our country is more fragmented than I’ve seen it in 65 years of life. We’ve been tearing ourselves apart since long before the orange pustule lumbered in and squatted in the Oval Office, but we’ve reached a horrific zenith that most of us saw coming but hoped wouldn’t happen. The grand finale was the terrifying and violent insurrection, details of which are still emerging, that caused several deaths, including Officer Brian Sicknick, who died of his traumatic injuries, leaving family and friends stunned and grieving.
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  • Culling is kindness

    I’ve just raised my head above the parapet after what seems like 6 months of disconnection. It’s a writer’s nightmare to be disconnected from the current work-in-progress but this has been me.  What have I done instead? Earned money (has to be done), been ill,...
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  • Looking at both sides now

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    In the days following the January 6th riot at the Capitol — something predicted, but somehow not prepared for, and not prevented — I learned about the damage done from news reports and podcasts I listened to as I puttered around the house. I was...
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  • But what about the dead body?

    People. We have a dead body here. It isn't a "John Doe." It's our Constitution.
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  • The horrific threat that no one is talking about

    On May 24, 2001, Republican Senator Jim Jeffords (R-VT) switched from the GOP to independent and announced he would caucus with the Democrats. At the time the Senate was a 50-50 tie with Republicans controlling it due to Vice President Dick Cheney’s tie-breaking vote. The...
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