Welcome Mary

A bit of musing written with my Thursday night writing group.  Prompt:  no such thing as. . . There's no such thing as Easter Bunnies or Santa Clauses or Tooth Fairies, but apparitions of the Blessed Virgin Mary are as common as salt, and often considered boring in some circles.  Oh, Mary--again?  Why not St. … Continue reading Welcome Mary


One Earth

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

Blessings in Disguise

Wallowing in post-holiday exhaustion/annoyance/envy/loneliness yet paradoxically grateful to have some alone time, then BAM!--stunned by the unexpected yet unsurprising news that a good friend has died, and suddenly I am so damn sick of being accepting.   I think, who came up with this business where people routinely die, just disappear--the roles they played go … Continue reading Blessings in Disguise

Let’s Draft Oprah, Part 3

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

Let’s Draft Oprah, Part 2

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