Why Would I Give You More

September 15, 2021 0

My parents both grew up poorer than dirt. Holes in shoes, ketchup sandwiches,  kind of poor. 11 siblings in my mom’s family, 13 in my dad’s. My parents met and married and were still poor. […]

The Emergency Aisle

June 14, 2021 2

I sat in an emergency row on an airplane for the first time today. I don’t like the emergency row—it’s the row next to the part of the plane designed to come apart from the […]

Feeling the Bern Meme

January 21, 2021 2

I can’t stop making Bernie Sanders memes. This is my life; this is who I am now. All in good fun…and in great mittens.

Where is the Good?

October 15, 2020 6

(A Very Long Personal PSA) Nothing good has happened with this administration in four years. Nothing. No lives improved; no promised policies enacted; no acts of compassion shown. Everything out of the White House is […]

Remember

September 11, 2020 0

Remember that sunny morning in New Yorkin Washington DCin PennsylvaniaRemember the placesthe World Trade Centerthe Pentagonthe rural field in Somerset County PennsylvaniaRemember the planesthe smokethe firethe horrorthe evilThe pure, unadulterated evil…Remember these things, remember them well, […]

Some More Coronavirus Thoughts

August 13, 2020 4

I like doughnuts in my mouth. I like margaritas in my mouth. I like fresh berries in my mouth. I like those cinnamon candy disks in my mouth.What I don’t like in my mouth are words that other […]

Cops and Coffee

July 27, 2020 7

I have a most favorite coffee place in my town. Unfortunately, my most favorite coffee place is not close to my new/old house. It actually isn’t close to my former house, either. And you can […]

The Lesson in a Dead Pot of Mint

July 17, 2020 1

I grow mint. Up until a few months ago, that mint was grown in a very large terra cotta pot in my backyard, but when we moved to our new/old house, I didn’t take the […]

And the People Who Stayed at Home Woke Up

May 14, 2020 1

And the people stayed home. And they baked bread and they watched Netflix and they drank wine. And they waited as they were told to do. Some prayed, some battled depression and anxiety; some worried; […]

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