The gold-burnished real reality

December 6, 2022
Like an anthropologist, I have watched the "Real" Housewives for insight into worlds I know very little about. And for a while, in the early days, that very strange...

Why I looked for a therapist

October 21, 2022
I've been struggling, have you noticed? With everything. The state of the world. The losses I've experienced. My own world view. If you've been reading along, you...

Why am I getting so crabby and intolerant?

October 4, 2022
Feeling pretty out of sorts and intolerant these days, and it's showing up in strange ways. Like this blog post. So be forewarned--and if you're not up for it, close...

Thoughts on the Queen’s death

September 15, 2022
The Queen's death. Not unexpected. But still a bit of a shock. A family has suffered a deep loss, one that's written all over each of their stricken faces. I can...

When they just don’t get it, eggs must be broken

August 30, 2022
If you are looking for a definition of tone deaf, or an example of missing the point, here you go: The other day a social media friend posted that she didn't...

How right or wrong isn’t straightforward, even in mur

August 24, 2022
Right or wrong. Black or white. We do love our absolutes. But it's really not that simple. Oh, we wish it were. And we act like it. But it's not. I...

Everyone’s got a role (though it can be hard to accep...

August 16, 2022
I've come to believe that everyone plays a role in this world of ours. Even the people who make us uncomfortable. Who frustrate us. Or those we wish would just pack...

Can you afford a pet?

August 2, 2022
I've been in animal rescue, fostered and I have had pets of my own, usually rescue pets, since 1973. Cats and dogs. I love them all. They add so much to our lives, don't...

To medicate or not to medicate, that is the question

July 26, 2022
Should you medicate or should you not? That is the question. It's one some people ask, and others don't. It sounds easy, doesn't it? When something's wrong, take a...

Do you “see color?” What does that really mean?

July 19, 2022
On a TV show the other night a woman claimed she did not "see color" and the people of color in the group went crazy because it sounded like she was invalidating their...

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