December 12, 2017

It shouldn't be an issue that we have a Black president. Gay marriage shouldn't be an issue. And women being funny shouldn't be an issue.

~ Ari Graynor

As a straight, elderly, White, well-educated, Christian woman, one would think that Supreme Court decisions regarding who could buy a wedding cake and where would not be on my newsfeed. It is. As someone more interested in education, climate change, and agriculture, one would thi...

July 28, 2017

Mrs. Perry was an Old South aristocratic blue-hair my husband knew through college friends. His story goes that she was the wife of a famous doctor, who sat silently in a wheelchair after having a stroke watching the seasons change through the picture window at the back of the house. Within his view was their backyard pond. Although the doctor could not see them, it was filled with goldfish, which today we call carp, the fish...

March 2, 2017

We look for the achievers, people who have done great things in history when the months to recognize certain groups come around. This is Women's History Month and I would like to recognize my mother. She was a child of the 50's with all the idealism of that era in a marriage that today would not have lasted 2 years, but it held her hostage for over 20. She was single at a time when magazines proclaimed it was more likely for a...

August 25, 2016

Forgiveness is a gift you give yourself. ~ Suzanne Somers

I just love it when someone the media portrays as a ditz says something I think is true. It helps me remember that sometimes people surprise you and sometimes when the air makes me a ditz I can surprise myself. Changing my view on forgiveness is one of those personal surprises and it helps me with those bad air days.

In the past, I’ve thought about forgiveness in terms of...

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