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?
What do I want from an Oprah Winfrey Presidency? My first thought was that I’d want her to re-invigorate the Democratic Party. As 84-year-old Dianne Feinstein prepares to run for her 6th senatorial term, it must be noted that the Democratic party has a very shallow bench. But Oprah knows how to cultivate talent. So … Continue reading Let’s Draft Oprah, Part 3
Remember when the current Republican President was first running? Pundits laughed, they shook their heads, they refused to discuss his candidacy seriously. But his supporters kept pointing out two things: First, they'd say that Trump was a successful business mogul. Whether or not this is true is still in dispute, but this argument was made … Continue reading Let’s Draft Oprah, Part 2
On New Year’s Eve, I was with a friend, lamenting the events of the past year as so many of us were doing. Did you notice? On FB this year’s “happy new year’s” posts were often followed by wishes for better days ahead, a happier 2018, relief that 2017 was going and don’t let the … Continue reading Let’s Draft Oprah!
I have not been the most consistent blogger in the world. If there’s anyone out there paying attention this is not such a big surprise. My last post was over a year ago. In that episode, I announced that my poor old sweet-faced kitty Angel was dying of cancer. I got all philosophical and weepy … Continue reading Greetings Blogosphere!
If Go Set A Watchman hadn’t been written by Harper Lee, I don’t guess I would recommend it because it isn’t all that good a read. But it was written by Harper Lee, and we know that if she had chosen to revise and edit it, she was capable of producing a brilliant snapshot of … Continue reading Okay I read it! Here’s what I think of Go Set a Watchman