Live Free and Die Anyway

Scared, worried, angry, frustrated, sick and tired of the constant stream of selfishness, stupidity and downright evil that crashes like a tsunami on a daily basis. Yes, that's me these days, and I know I'm not alone. Last night I finally admitted out loud that I was feeling greatly agitated, depressed and sad about the…

Cool Head and Warm Hands

When navigating a crisis, whether personal or public, walking that narrow bridge between keeping calm, cool and collected and begging for help is where I usually find myself.  Many of the recent Ragtag Daily Prompts ("Sangfroid, "Hold My Hand," and "Looking Within") are pretty good thumbnail sketches of the various mental and emotional states most…

Inheritance

Today is my mother's birthday.  Although she died almost 16 years ago, the day feels  significant and in need of some kind of acknowledgement.  If she were still alive, I would bake a cake, set up a small party and find some small gift to give her.  She would smile, particularly if her grandchildren, nieces…

I’ve been reading about the U.S. immigrant situation and the separation of children from their parents for the last two weeks. My response, from the safety of my own study, has been to sign petitions, send money to the ACLU, write testy letters to my own representatives which, in a purplish-blue state, involves preaching to […]…

The Straw

  According to folk wisdom, it only takes one straw to break a camel's back.  While I am not the most prolific of bloggers by any means, over the past year I have managed a few posts commenting on the state of this nation and the insanity that continues to build in the hollowed (formerly…