When a child dies

September 9, 2021
People I know have suffered some tremendous losses. It seems so obvious that one of the greatest losses-- and maybe the biggest one of all --is the loss of a...

Am I cursed to utter true prophecies to people who don̵...

August 20, 2021
Or believe me. I feel like Cassandra, the Trojan princess of Apollo, who was cursed to rant about true prophecies but never to be believed. She was beautiful, clever,...

A few thoughts about Cuomo’s resignation

August 10, 2021
Cuomo's resignation is today's breaking news. So let's break it down. I am a Democrat and lean left. More than lean. I am of Sicilian descent, generally a...

How clueless, willful, self-centered American people are pr...

August 3, 2021
I am so disappointed in those responsible for prolonging the pandemic. This summer I am watching people get together all over the place. Multiple family groups on...

Is it time for the “Real” Housewives to retire?

July 28, 2021
NEWSFLASH! Ratings for RHONY are so low the reunion taping is postponed ! RAMONA may finally be FIRED! Or the RHONY CANCELLED! You're going to tell me you don't give...

How holding space is more supportive than blind loyalty

July 27, 2021
In all the years I've lived in California--some 36 years--I can't remember anyone bringing up the subject of loyalty. But since I've been spending time in my hometown,...

How do we find home? What makes a Californian?

July 13, 2021
This question is current for me, as I start to look ahead, further out than I've ever looked. Looking through a telescope at the far horizon seems to be a function of...

Thoughts at 37,000 feet

July 8, 2021
This is opinion, but it is also reality. Which can bite. I’m writing this on a Delta flight from Atlanta to San Francisco on the first of July. The guy across the...

Something’s going on–and it’s not good

June 4, 2021
Women around me are falling apart. Have you noticed far more anxiety and neurosis around you? I don’t suffer it, myself, but I see it everywhere. Women I know are...

The curiously closed mind

September 9, 2019
Very few people have a truly open mind, I've found. They're programmed by rigid beliefs based on schooling, religion or something else.  They have a hard time with...

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