And So Ends Week 15

Oh my.   Remember the “Friday feeling” (relief), the “Sunday feeling” (dread/anticipation), the “Wednesday feeling” (half-way)?   Now that we’re in a different realm entirely, the landscape is only populated with random events, delights, dreads in no sequential order.  Maybe the senses are more alive? Though I think I’ve always enjoyed my life as it flows around […]

Black Lives Matter

Systemic racism is a white problem.  We made it and we need to help solve it, starting now.  Like you, I continue to read and try to understand all the ramifications of this.  Here’s two more: https://amp-wbur-org.cdn.ampproject.org/c/s/amp.wbur.org/cognoscenti/2020/06/01/george-floyd-systemic-racism-boston-lee-pelton https://time.com/5851855/systemic-racism-america/?utm_medium=10today.ad3li.20200617.smartflab.421.1&utm_source=email&utm_content=article&utm_campaign=10-for-today—4.0-styling Keep in touch.

What to Say, What to do?

I don’t know.  It feels too big for my brain.  Read everything… https://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2016/07/racist-history-portland/492035/ and understand where you live and why it is the way it is for black lives.  Think deeply about the violence actual and implied. Step one step to the side and look at things differently….https://hyperallergic.com/569283/origin-of-word-looting/ Examine your thinking, “White Fragility”  https://robindiangelo.com/publications/ and […]

When Did It Happen?

When did Police become soldiers?  Maybe when so many people came home from our many wars as soldiers and stepped into police jobs?  Maybe when drugs began to shift lives so dramatically in all communities?  Maybe when weapons became glorified and began to be more than tools?  Though we know through the law of averages […]

Damn It

This would have been the Garden Tour day, Patrick’s wedding in Idaho, tomorrow the kids and the grands would have arrived for the summer.  The world would not be in turmoil and contaminated…if only…if only… So this post is for my reading group.  We are three…one in Denver, one in Santa Fe, and me.  We […]

Bread and Soup

Gaelen told a story today on her FB page about being in the grocery store behind a very angry man, a man with no mask and refusing social distancing.  When he left and it was Gaelen’s turn, she apologized to the long-suffering clerk and the clerk said, “It’s okay, he’s just scared.” I got thinking […]