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...

How overplaying a royal hand is never smart

June 9, 2022
My husband and I watched a Netflix documentary on Queen Elizabeth II and her sister, Margaret, the other night. Margaret was long known to be a self-centered...

Are things tickety-boo these days?

June 5, 2022
adjective (BRITISH) DATED•INFORMAL in good order; fine. "everything is tickety-boo" Actually, no. Things are not tickety-boo...

When to stop giving?

May 31, 2022
Ah, this is such an interesting question. When to stop giving. So, of course, healthy friendships  / relationships are not tit for tat. We do not "keep...

The past is past – what can we do about it?

May 24, 2022
The past is the past. We can't do anything about it--except learn from it and do better now. There are things about my past that I miss very much and then there...

If you’d like to know how unconscious racism works:

May 20, 2022
Unconscious racism. I saw a perfect example in a FB friend's post: "I'm sad that women in this country are regarded as below even a black man." Whoa! Below EVEN a...

Mourning what was, what wasn’t and wondering what wil

May 3, 2022
When we think about grief, it's usually in the context of someone close to us dying. Or leaving our lives in some way. But that is not the only way we mourn. It's...

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