Category: Feminism, Politics and Talking Dogs

Recognizing Excellence

I have had it with pricks. Pricks in elected office are the worst and I’m not talking about Trump anymore. To me, he’s done. He’s worn out, sloppy, intellectually limited, and subject to about 500 criminal and civil investigations. Without Twitter, he’s going to… Continue Reading “Recognizing Excellence”

Learning to Drive

The return to normal was jarring. Kindness and gracious behavior. Missed opportunities for snubs, gentle jokes made at no one’s expense. Papering over treachery so fresh that spilled words were still visible on people’s shirts. Joe Biden and Kamala Harris taught a master class… Continue Reading “Learning to Drive”

A Person in the World

I’m in a stage of my life where I am wanting mothering to have been one of the things I’ve done but not the only thing or even, maybe, the most important thing. Part of my wanting to get out from under the mothering… Continue Reading “A Person in the World”

Hold On

Someone will show up Haul away trash, scrape the paint Put things to rights. Soon. ___________________________ Photo credit: Photo by Ádám Berkecz on Unsplash

Parboiled

Like millions of Americans, I’ve spent the day metaphorically washing my hands, making 10,000 trips to the sink to scrub off the stink and disgust of last night’s “debate.” The president showed up to the debate as a drunk heckler. The guy in charge… Continue Reading “Parboiled”

43 Days

I’ve clutched enough pearls to sink a ship. I’ve also gone so high when others have gone low that I’ve floated on the air stream with the birdies. We created a murmuration, which, for those of you unaware, is a spectacular sight in nature,… Continue Reading “43 Days”

Through the Stones

The fear I thought I’d banished came roaring back after my husband went on a test drive with a salesman with his mask hanging below his nose. It’s that precarious – my bravado. Yesterday, around dinnertime, I scrolled through my phone to see a… Continue Reading “Through the Stones”

Today in Kenosha

The President of the United States is in Kenosha today, the place where, several days ago, a white police officer grabbed the edge of a Black man’s t-shirt with one hand and shot him in the back seven times with the other. Before leaving… Continue Reading “Today in Kenosha”

Bear Story

Several years ago, we sped home from a camping trip to be on time for dinner at a neighbor’s. We’d stopped on the way to buy a box of fudge as a hostess gift and had just enough time to strip off our camp… Continue Reading “Bear Story”

76 Days

This is how I am feeling about the election. Like my tail is going to be lit on fire any minute. 76 days. That’s how long we’ve got. When my ballot comes in the mail, I’m going to put it in the safe. When… Continue Reading “76 Days”

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