Regret is such a short word…and yet it stretches on forever.” Renata Suzuki I, like many, thought in 2016 that Hillary Clinton was certain to win. Donald Trump was showing us who he was on a daily basis. The Access Hollywood tape, asking Russia to hack the DNC, calling women pigs,bankrupting two casinos and stiffing contractors were just examples of his lack of … Continue reading Hindsight: 2020
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This is Tsu (Tsunami) a big beautiful blue wave created by a local PDX Democracy Club. Every action during the 2018 midterms garnered a sticker, representing a drop in the wave. Perhaps you’re like me, inspired, excited and charged to make change, and five minutes later, whatever new action you want to take looks too … Continue reading How many tiny ripples make a wave?
You don’t need me to tell you that the situation in our country is dire. Covid-19 is sweeping through our homes and hospitals taking loved ones and leaving survivors struggling. Structural racism has created an epidemic of health disparities, vulnerability and deep unfairness in our country. Since March, five million Americans have lost their health … Continue reading A Call to Action: Assembling the Team
Without any fanfare, I stepped away from reading/watching the news and being on social media for the past seven days. In a given week, I not only open up dozens of articles that I see on Facebook from the NYTimes, Washington Post, the Atlantic and other media, but I have subscriptions to a number of … Continue reading Some Things are Slippery
I once read that everyone believes they are the hero of their own story. Don’t believe me? Next time someone goes on about an encounter they had, listen to how they frame it. “Sure,” your dopey cousin will tell you, “I hit that runner in the road, but the sun was in my eyes, and … Continue reading Starve a Fever: Not on my Watch!
Today my kid was supposed to be in NYC, celebrating her birthday with a few of her buddies. A dear friend was supposed to be heading to Hawaii to take her grandkids on a long-awaited vacation and we had been looking forward to showing my parents Washington DC at the end of the month. Another … Continue reading Life Interrupted…
In which I recommend a dozen post-apocalyptic/ pandemic books Ever since humans have known of a beginning, we’ve imagined the end. One of my favorite literary genres has been post-apocalyptic, not because I’m a sick puppy (okay, maybe I am to a degree) but because I’m fascinated with stories where we peel back every layer … Continue reading Reading in the Time of Coronavirus
Walk with me while I tell you a story, right? That’s the premise of my blog. But what about the stories that are going into my head as I walk? First of all, I walk a lot. Wasabi gets me out there every day, come rain or shine. When I was in Portland, I sometimes … Continue reading The Stories in my Head
Just a few of the titles I've read this year. So that's where my money went... At one point last year, probably as a New Year’s Resolution, I announced that I would read 52 books in 2019 as an attempt to repair my broken brain, plus 52 seemed a neat number because I was turning … Continue reading 2019: My Year in Story
I love the holidays. I love the sight of a newly decorated Christmas tree, its branches bearing the history of holidays past, I love the smells of molasses and ginger cookies which I bake only at this time of the year, and I love the music which, in our house, I'm not allowed to play … Continue reading The Gift of the Year*