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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 w...

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 bac...

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 ma...

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. C...

July 31, 2016

As human beings, our greatness lies not so much in being able to remake the world ... as in being able to remake ourselves. - Mahatma Gandhi

I started out a few years ago not trying to be great, but trying to remake myself. I realized that by age 55 with my children rai...

May 30, 2016

I was going to have a day of feeling loving, but then I read about a thing called an integrity cleanse and decided to go with that instead. There are all types of cleanses going on today and when you have MCS/EI/biotoxicity, you read just about every article in the hop...

March 31, 2016

My family has all but given up on me. I’m am unabashedly crazy about The Walking Dead. I started with TWD from day one. I’ve been terrified of zombies since I was a kid. Everyone has their monsters and mine are zombies. As I got older and especially after I started tea...

January 31, 2016



Google “fierce hope” and this website comes up: Fierce Hope. Yes, another person dying of cancer. Yes, another person writing about cancer. Why write about it? Why read about it? Because today, “they” estimate that 39.6% of us will get cancer. We may not all die of i...

November 22, 2015


     Since 1994, I’ve run an annual 13.1 at Thanksgiving. Sometimes in a race. More often on my own. Weather permitting, I stretch, then go home. This year, it was frigid with a wind chill that warned of cold bones and frozen muscles. To compensate, I drove to the gym...

September 22, 2015


  She stopped inside the door. Her internal compass spun. The room was dark except for light punching through the windows along either wall. Rows of books obscured those on the far left, but the right side spotlighted overstuffed armchairs and tufted sofas socially ar...

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