Category Archives: courage

Friendship

The interview below got me thinking about what I want in a friendship. I’ve not put my conscious mind to it in ages… Mitchell is by far my best friend and he is also my loverman… and a man… not … Continue reading

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what is two hours out of your life?

its been a surprising two days. i was hit by a mack truck emotionally — NOT by my husband but someone who i was in a committed relationship with, a friendship. i was told that my angry emotions were unacceptable … Continue reading

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Sketchbook Project: Fear and Hope, Deportation

I am participating in the Sketchbook Project this year. This year is that they have assigned topics. You choose FEAR or HOPE. Being a creative type I picked one but am not following it. I am doing Fear AND Hope. … Continue reading

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Tom Russell

Heartsick this morning over our cruelty as a nation. Where would we be without the ability to laugh, and the artists who tell the stories?

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Overwhelmed… Edges of Depression

Tired, overwhelmed.  I think of the WestWing episode where the man is sitting in the bar with Toby and he says he doesn’t mind working to care for his family, that it is a good thing, but just a little … Continue reading

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Madness

Back to daily journaling.  How does one get to inner peace? A family member (NOT Mitchell) was mad and has yet to work it out with me. I needed to work it out myself, didn’t want the energy swirling around … Continue reading

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Politics and our Planet

I wrote this for my Facebook friends, but am also posting it here. I love the life on this planet more than I love the humans, by far.  I am saying this final statement about why I vote and what … Continue reading

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