Lately, the notion of writing – that singular vulnerability – has kept my pencils sharpened and papers clean – unused. Too many folks are wrestling to breathe and pay their mortgage. Too many exhausted teachers and delivery drivers and doctors and nurses and CNAs cleaning up the fallout of a “hoax” unnecessarily killing hundreds of thousands … More Little lights in the dark
Please vote.Just vote.It’s democracy’s lowest-hanging fruit.It’s our ticket to celebrate, grouse or even wave the flag.Anything less is dereliction of duty.And yes, I believe that. “We’re America; we’re good at this.” Want to watch this free non-partisan performance to benefit the non-partisan When We All Vote? “Here it is. Only costs you an email address.https://www.hbomax.com/votebecause” … More You have 1 job. Don’t shirk it.
I have a confession to make. Despite getting to work on time (all but today) thanks to the short commute, a coworker that allows me to hug her fuzzy self as needed, and ample opportunity to air out said coworker in the wide open spaces Kansas affords, I’m feeling all the feels. The laughter – … More Acceptance, a challenge
Have you seen the video of the bear that snuffled a family’s home while they slumbered? Ursa major made a minor snack of their belongings. If you’ve had a chance to read my last blog where the idea of trauma and pain is likened to hangry bears who follow you and take up residence in … More The rest of the (bear) story
I’ve always been a fan of the Grimm brothers’ fairy tales and Hans Christian Andersen’s stories. They were like Jiminiy Cricket encouraging me to let my conscience be my guide, to avoid traveling alone, and to be wise when cute boys showed up. Some lessons I learned better than others. No matter how hard I … More Happily ever after
Nobody wants to be a jerk…all the time. Being a jerk or mishandling trust is counter to the human need for community. It doesn’t take long for little kids to learn relational consequences of throwing sand on their pals, refusing to share, and tossing their peas on the floor…and the dog…and a tired parent. Toddlers … More Welcome to the Thunderdome (or fighting fair)