At Twenty-Six

At 26 I had not yet been to Italy;  I had not even seen California. At 26 I had not yet been to Central Park, nor stuck my feet in the ocean. At 26 I had not yet experienced a computer, the wonders of the internet, nor a smartphone. At 26 I had not yetContinue reading “At Twenty-Six”

Black Lives Matter

As I do every evening, I was walking my faithful collie right outside my home last night.  A pick-up truck drove–much too fast–past me, but because Tillie was safely out of the road, I barely noticed.  Until it reached the crest of the hill beyond my house, slammed on its brakes, and someone yelled backContinue reading “Black Lives Matter”

“I’m Just Different.”

In my six decades on earth, I have encountered a lot of sadness, tragedies, outrages, and injustices, and the pace of these events has decidedly accelerated since January 20, 2017.  Sometimes it feels as if life is but a tug-of-war, with hope and happiness on one side fighting against darkness and despair on the other.Continue reading ““I’m Just Different.””