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, it's come up twice. So what does it really mean? The dictionary calls loyalty a strong showing of support or allegiance. But the...

Live out loud and have no regrets about it!

March 29, 2021
If you ask me what I came to do in this world, I will answer: I am here to live out loud. -Emile Zola I have always loved the truth of Emile Zola's exhortation. And...

Congratulations! I’m sorry. Get a clue.

March 22, 2021
I don't know about you, but I can't over-estimate how much I've learned over this past very difficult year. Congratulations! For those of us who made it through the...

Are we looking hard enough for friendship, love, brotherhoo...

March 15, 2021
The incivility of the world around us gets to me, I have to admit. The chasms between us seem infinitely huge.  How did we lose the important traits of friendship,...

If you don’t love California you’d better have ...

March 8, 2021
"There have always been idiots," my husband said on our morning walk. "But until the advent of social media, they've never had a platform." We were discussing some of...

What it costs you to have the courage of your convictions

March 5, 2021
I was not gifted with tact. But I was given the ability to draw inferences. To look ahead and see that If X happens then Y is likely to occur. I was not gifted with...

Boomers look ahead

February 28, 2021
The other day I ran across my diary from 1968, when I was a mere 17 years old. Besides the delight of introducing my almost 70-year old self to my teenage self, i was...

Is it healthy to need your space?

February 22, 2021
I am a person who needs her space. I have always been that person. Always. When my writing class laments the solitude of writing, I celebrate it. When class members...

How to follow the best writing advice, ever

February 12, 2021
Was there ever more difficult advice for a writer to follow, especially if they haven't been a professional writer for a lifetime? And, even if, like me, you have...

The world has changed. What do we do now?

January 18, 2021
I woke up this morning and knew without a doubt---felt to my deepest core--- that the world had changed and there will be no going back to how it was. No going back....

What I know to be true

January 11, 2021
A truism is something that is obviously true. But no matter how obvious, sometimes we just don't want to believe they are true. Here are a few examples of truisms,...

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