The Year That Was Not So Great

In a normal year, I don’t personify the previous twelve months at the end. I don’t blame it or call it names. I don’t accuse it of wrong doing or malevolence. But 2016 was not a normal year. It was drunk and stupid and hated me. That being said, I agree that it seems silly […]

we aren’t taking care of each other

What in the hell is going on here? Why are police officers killing black people? Why can they not stop doing that? I don’t want to hear that I don’t know the whole story or that I don’t know what it’s like to be in a cop’s shoes. I can be both a supporter of […]

the social part of social media

My husband had a cold last week and my daughter is recovering from strep throat. I’ve been super tired and overly paranoid that I might be getting sick. I don’t have time to be sick right now; I need to buy groceries! Clean things! Prepare for Christmas! Poor me. I was feeling not quite awake enough […]

Grateful

The bad news has been more prevalent than the good lately. I have to really work on my psyche when this happens so the sadness doesn’t overwhelm me and inform my behavior and thoughts and choices. Last week was particularly rough as someone I’d known for years died. We weren’t close friends, but saw each other […]

Choose Love. Choose Today.

I shouldn’t even be here.   I was born to parents who were barely 20 years old in the bitter winter of the upper peninsula of Michigan. I was tiny and jaundiced and their first child.    We moved a lot. Eventually they divorced. We settled in a small town in rural Arkansas where it […]