I've figured it out. I know why there is so much friction in this world. Why everything is a source of contention. Personally, I believe the source of the problem emanates from our passions. Yep. You heard me. Well, okay, it may not be our passion that's problematic, rather it's when our innocent passion develops … Continue reading Why We Can’t Get Along
A Confession and My One Word
Actually I need to make that plural. Confessions. Because not only will that garner more attention, but it's the truth, and as you may remember, I am a fan of truth. So here it goes...confession #1. I wrote very little in 2022. Why you ask? Well, let me tell you. I was afraid of making … Continue reading A Confession and My One Word
Why We Hate
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
It’s Been a While
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
What Story are You Selling?
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
I’m Tired of Politics, Let’s Talk Religion
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.
What’s Better Than an Uncomfortable Conversation?
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?
Questions I Need to Answer
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