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…

Let Them Eat Cake

Marie Antoinette may not have said this famous line, or it may have been crafted by an anonymous author who put it in the mouth of a clueless aristocrat.  Either way, it's a phrase that has taken on new meaning and relevance as the world reels under the Covid-19 pandemic. Although I am in 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…