• This is tear-rany

    I am crying for my country. Thomas Jefferson discussed “every form of tyranny over the mind of man” — describing oppressive power as an example of tyranny. That’s where my beloved country finds itself, after such a very short time. Not only are there often...
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  • Doing the unimaginable: resting

    Heinousitis, week three. And heading right into four. And, according to everyone else who’s had this tenacious plague, the end’s not in sight. You go around the corner, or so you think, and rather than light at the end of the tunnel, there’s just another...
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  • Dear Mom

    Dear Mom, I am sorry I haven’t written sooner, or more often. I hope you are well. I don’t think you know that Peggy finally told me about the conversation you and she had about my uncertain paternity. It was quite a while ago. I wish...
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  • Because she could

    Each year, Women’s History Month highlights amazing, adventurous, iconoclastic women. And, each year, I think of my great-aunt Rena. Feisty and independent, Irene “Rena” Harrison was born on Aug. 12, 1900 in Usal, California. Her parents were, technically, Finnish immigrants. I say “technically,” because I...
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  • Daylight Savings Time must die

    I’m a Daylight Savings kinda gal. With a day job and my own after-hours business, I love having a little daylight left at the end of the work day to spend in the back yard drinking a nice Cabernet with the hummingbirds. Daylight Savings Time...
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  • My girl… going, going, going… gone

    My girl wants to go, meaning she no longer wants to be here. She no longer wants to be on this planet, which means she doesn’t want to be with me — the collateral damage I know she can’t consider. She came into this world...
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  • Heinousitis knocked me on my butt

    I don’t know what this pestilence is that’s spreading across these parts, but it deserves its own name. Bird Flu, SARS and Hanta Virus are already taken, aren’t very catchy, and frankly, are indicative of either low effort or low aptitude in verbal creativity on...
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  • TrumpCare… just the beginning

    So, the dismantling of the Affordable Care Act begins. Maybe… There is dissension, even amongst conservatives, who, in many cases have been ravaged at town halls, or from afar, for those who have been too chickenshit to hold town hall meetings — too cowardly to...
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  • A Pink Pussy Hat for Mary Tyler Moore

    Let’s dial back a few weeks, when the country (and world) was wringing its hands in angst, shock and horror over the inauguration of the most unqualified, unsuited individual in history as president of the United States, and the occasion of this travesty was marked...
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