Podcasts have become my new escape from the endless bad political news coming from CNN, MSNBC, PBS, NPR, or any of the local channels. I listen to podcasts while I am waiting for my daughter after school, endlessly walking the dogs, or while I’m chopping numerous vegetables and herbs for dinner. I especially need an… Continue reading Podcasts, Cooking, & Journals, Oh My!
My mom stated it perfectly last night in a conversation she and I were having while I was out walking the dogs in the dark, “Listening to Dr. Christine Blasey Ford’s testimony is making all of us who’ve been sexually assaulted relive it all over again.” Yes, Dr. Ford’s testimony is making those of us… Continue reading Why Dr. Ford’s Testimony Affected Me
I have approximately 1/2 hour to write a post and get it out today to stay on the path toward my goal of writing two blog posts per week, and posting them on Tuesdays and Saturdays from now until the end of the year. Failure to follow-through will have the consequence of either getting a… Continue reading Quick & Dirty (But Not in the X-rated Sense)
NOTE: I wrote what follows below many years ago on my Facebook page but I have never forgotten the woman or her story. The day before Mother’s Day, 2002, I was in a vacation rental dropping off something. The agent was there along with a cleaning crew. Completely uncharacteristic of me, I wished a stranger… Continue reading How Three Little Words Broke A Mom’s Heart