Watching the take-over of our country by the politicians currently in power is a bit like watching someone you've known and respected all your life suddenly become stinking drunk, unrecognizable and out of control.tchi You might watch in disbelief. You might leave the room. Both are choices. There's a litany of words written daily … Continue reading Guess who? inexperienced, bombastic, moron, #@%*#@g moron, impulsive, mentally ill, narcissist, bully, undignified, etc.
My own awareness of racism in America and within myself awakened very slowly. I still harbour some shame about that unconsciousness and unconcern that existed within me. Current times bring that personal history all to the fore and require not only national re-examination but personal soul searching as well. The city I grew up in … Continue reading Unconscious White Girl
I've become an observer. A person who is witnessing what she once believed was unimaginable in her country of birth. A person whose eyes and ears are open, but whose feet are frozen to the ground. A person whose ears listen in disbelief to distortions and lies; whose eyes are repelled by the sights she … Continue reading Today I Wept
This is a complicated holiday season. The glitter, the shopping and the decorating can feel imposed by the calendar, out of sync with our daily headlines of war, hate, bombings, shootings, election results and humanitarian concerns. The tendency to feel overwhelmed by all the darkness in the world can easily let the air out of our … Continue reading How to Find Good Beyond the Evil
LIfe continues to hum along as if nothing is out of the ordinary is happening. But there's a soundtrack in the background of my life that is becoming increasingly difficult to ignore. It usually begins with two words: Donald Trump. Some new phrases have caught my attention too. Alt right, anyone? fake news? false equivalencies? "Every president … Continue reading It’s a Hard Rain