It might be determined by a casual observer, that I live in odd distance from where it would be expected to find me. It is by choice but not by plan. And unlike the city girl of my growing up days I no longer like congested, densely populated areas as a permanent living situation. Give […]
In the United States today there are thousands of people who are faced with challenges in daily living that have brought them to a point of revolt against the status quo of American economics.
My son came home a year ago last July. He had gone missing, and every phone call from an unknown number, every news story about an unidentified body that had been found and every account of someone killed in a police confrontation made my heart race. In the months and weeks before we parted ways, my […]
I woke up this morning thinking of you, so I thought I would drop you a line. I write to you not knowing who you are or where you are so how to reach you is unclear. I imagine you are young. I am a grandmother. I hope this is not a deterrent to you […]
Accepting things as they are is not as easy as it might seem. When friends or family do not behave as we desire them to, the reaction felt in response is generally unpleasant. Frustration and anger coupled with disappointment flavor the minutes, hours, and perhaps even years. Learning to accept adversity is not the same […]
Another experience of separation came to teach me this week disguised in the sudden death of a beloved pet. What I took for granted, expected to exist and cared for every day, was gone in a matter of seconds. How do we, how do I bring the truth of life’s frailty into a shared space […]
Waiting for something real, better, more fulfilling or true can occupy a lot of emotional real estate. Looking forward to the future is fine if the looking does not evolve into living for the future or in the past. Neither exists really, so where does that leave you? While you wait for, oh, the sun […]