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Living with Cats

I talked about how Rumpy is such a comfort to me since the election. But there are also cats that live in this home who are keeping me on the straight and narrow. I don’t have time to wallow in anger and hurt; I have two elderly cats with hyperthyroidism who are always hungry and … Continue reading

And So it Begins…

Yesterday protesters in DC were arrested after breaking store windows and at least one car was set on fire. Here in Nashville, protesters were arrested after they formed a human chain, and with the help of some duct tape, prevented anyone from entering or exiting the capitol. I happened to be walking around during my … Continue reading

Dinner for One

Last night I cooked dinner for myself. For some, cooking is a necessity. If they don’t cook, the family does not eat. For others, it’s a thing they do because they always have, or somebody has to do it and they do a pretty darn good job of it. In this age of fast food, … Continue reading

Living in the Shadow of Men

Within the past week: A man in north Alabama shot and killed his wife and then himself. An Oregon man beat his wife to death, shot his three children in the head, set their home on fire and then killed himself. A Texas plumber shot and killed his wife and her elderly father, then set their home … Continue reading

The Meeting in Conference Room 12A

Not exactly holiday-related, but this poem came to me after watching a group meet in a nearby conference room. . The Meeting in Conference Room 12-A   “Get the door please, Mabel.”   As she maneuvers the maze of swivel chairs to the conference room door, suits talk work, kids, and sports. The meeting begins. … Continue reading

Accept What Is, and Live Anyway

. Women have very little idea of how much men hate them. Germaine Greer (The Female Eunuch) . One of the many hurts I’ve experienced since the presidential election is the sad reality that so many Americans hate competent women. Yes, hate. They don’t just dislike women. They despise women with a backbone who speak their … Continue reading

Take the Stress out of De-Stressing the Holiday

I get it. You want to impress. So this weekend has been spent shampooing carpets and cleaning the bathroom tile crevices with a toothbrush. If you haven’t already, you’ll begin your food preparations today or tomorrow. You’ve already decided whether to go with something new or the tried-and-true holiday favorites. Turkey or alternative meat-free roast. … Continue reading

It’s Alive, and OMG!!!

This all started because of a chance encounter.    In my much-younger days I experienced a short-lived affair with an amazing man who sported a bushy brown mustache that was incredibly soft and tickled whenever he kissed me. And he kissed me in a lot of places. Al looked like a young Omar Sharif and was … Continue reading

I’d Give This a Title, But You Can’t See it Anyway

Friday morning in downtown Nashville, a woman got off the bus, walked in front of the bus to cross the street, and was hit by that same bus and drug “a short distance.” That short distance was a city block. According to the police and news media, the woman’s actions are to blame for the accident … Continue reading

I Watched the Debate. I Saw Myself.

I watched the presidential debate. And I am still hurt by what I heard and saw. To be clear, this entire campaign has been painful to watch. The racism, xenophobia, and sexism demonstrated by a candidate for president of the United States has been unreal, and the fact that people support such a candidate, including … Continue reading

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