I wrote this a year ago when my cats were just babies. They’re much more disciplined now—ha! I was sitting on the toilet a half hour ago, getting a clear view of the leather belt I slipped through my denim belt loops this morning, and I noticed it—kitten teeth marks on the end of my … Continue reading Kittens for Christmas
Wherever you are, whatever you're doing, be aware of the grace that surrounds you.
Written with my Thursday night group. The prompt was “the wind has to stop!” But I interpreted it a bit differently. The wind has two stops. It curls down Alhambra Boulevard and stops near the corner of 29thand R Streets. It greets the people waiting at the light rail station with the scent of the river, … Continue reading The Wind
A few weeks ago I was at a political demonstration outside a government building. I don't want to give specifics because it didn't go so well. The people who organized the gathering were well-meaning, but perhaps they were novices. There were few demonstrators there. Arguments began to break out. That's right, we were fighting among … Continue reading Rally Etiquette
I wrote this a year ago after a morning volunteering at the center that serves breakfast to low-income and homeless women and children. The kitchen was being remodeled back then, so we were only offering coffee in paper cups and to-go items like fruit, wrapped cheese, and protein bars. It was the week of the … Continue reading Summer Solstice
My home town Sacramento has been in the news more often than usual lately. We received a lot of positive press when Greta Gerwig started filming her movies right here in our front yards. The Oscar-nominated Ladybird, and her earlier work Frances Ha, both included scenes filmed right down the street from where I live! … Continue reading Say His Name
Earlier this week, a post appeared on my FB page, saying that the parents of the teenaged girl shot and badly injured on Tuesday in yet another school shooting in Saint Mary's County, Maryland, had asked members of the public to pray for her. In what appeared to be the first comment, a man had … Continue reading Pray For Harmony
I've been watching and listening to the talk on TV, radio and social media, and I felt compelled to write this. Please share if you agree. If you don't agree, you have my thoughts and prayers. I want to live in a world where everyone feels so safe that we have no need of guns … Continue reading Please Don’t Do This
I was just looking at a group selfie, taken a few weeks ago at a Christmas brunch with my long-time friends from high school. For the record, we graduated together forty-four years ago this spring, so we'e known each other a very long time. It's only been in the past five years or so that … Continue reading One Earth
I wrote the first three pieces of this series last week before Oprah's kick-ass, inspirational, campaign-like speech at the Golden Globes on Sunday. I had no idea I'd be ahead of the curve. And to be honest, I really didn't think she'd do it. I didn't think she'd run. But today anything seems possible. The … Continue reading Oprah 2020?