My sister and I have different (and sometimes opposing) views on many topics. Despite our differences, we manage to have honest, respectful conversations. (And we end our phone calls, with 'I love you'.) Last week, she asked me why I thought there was so much hate in the world. I've been thinking about this a … Continue reading Why We Hate
Hey. Remember me? I know it's been a while, but I've been soooper busy avoiding writing. I've been gardening (upped my game this year by adding blueberries, green beans and zucchini to my portfolio), crocheting (not only do I have dishcloths for all seasons, but my sweaty beverages now have nice coasters to sit on), … Continue reading It’s Been a While
Don't you just love a story about a character whose life is perfect? No problem to solve? No controversy to resolve? No relationship to mend? No natural disaster to overcome? No internal demon to slay? What a page turner. And I mean that as sarcastically as possible. This is precisely what mystifies me about our … Continue reading What Story are You Selling?
Had I met my husband when he was in high school, I never would have dated him. (At least that's what he's repeatedly told me.) He's probably right. Now I know it may be hard to believe, but I would not have been impressed by the kid 'lighting up the tires' on his '67 Mustang … Continue reading Encouragement
My best friend in elementary school was Catholic. I was a bit envious. I envied Saturday afternoon church and a relaxed dress 'code'. I envied First Communion dresses and drinking wine in second grade. I envied the mystery of her church...dipping fingers into water when entering the sanctuary...touching knees to the floor before entering the … Continue reading I’m Tired of Politics, Let’s Talk Religion
In memory of Quinnie. The best dog ever.
I've never been one to make waves. Okay...I may have a couple of times. Once in the mid 90's and again in the early 00's. Neither ended well. Even hearing people argue is incredibly uncomfortable. As a result, I avoid conflict. I hold my tongue, hide my feelings, and provide too much space and too … Continue reading What’s Better Than an Uncomfortable Conversation?
Lots of feelings here. I'm frustrated. Frustrated by conspiracy theories. Frustrated by lies. Frustrated by social media funneling people into extreme communities. I'm sad. Sad so many are susceptible to misinformation due to isolation and anger. I'm frightened. Frightened the silence of many can make the voices of few deafening. Frightened by people who are … Continue reading Questions I Need to Answer
2019? Action. 2020? 2020. T-w-e-n-t-y-t-w-e-n-t-y... Hmmm...no idea. Checking... Ah, yes! Relationships. In hindsight (you betcha that was intentional), an interesting word choice for 2020. Despite not remembering my 2020 word, I wasn't an abject failure. At any rate, here we are. New year (thank goodness), new word. I believe 'one word' should be about change. … Continue reading What’s Your One Word for 2021?
93. Sounds impressive, but I'm a bit disappointed. My goal had been 100. Nonetheless, 93. Not bad. It's amazing what can be accomplished when social media apps are removed from your phone. Earlier in the year (pre Covid times), I was reading a book in a waiting room, and 'an-older-than-me' woman sat down and commented … Continue reading 93 Books