Near the Summer Solstice, a wise friend of mine commented that perhaps we focus too much on light and the Sun. It really planted a seed in my mind and I believe that he was so right. Last night, the Longest Night, that seed sprouted with multiple thoughts on the dark that I’d like to… Continue reading Musings from the Longest Night: Appreciating the Dark Half of the Year
Have you ever had an experience where you intellectually know something, but don’t fully “know” it until you’ve experienced it on an emotional level? This happened to me and the experience has really made an impression. I’ve written before about institutional sexism in the court system but now, my perspective has changed. In Vermont, judges… Continue reading Representation Matters
Laurelin Farm is my spiritual home. My church. Every year, Laurelin puts on a festival to celebrate Lughnasadh, the first harvest holiday. It’s always a fantastic time. I get recharged, grounded and ready for the next year. While this year was a bit subdued for me, the festival was still the same. I always take… Continue reading Lughnasadh
My depression has returned, so I thought it would be an interesting experiment to write about what’s happening with me during this episode. I wrote about living with mental illness a while back and I’d like to see how (or if) my description of my mental illness changes from when I’m stable. It first returned… Continue reading Depression, Damn it!
So, during this “crisis” at our southern border with Mexico, our country has been separating children from their parents because their parents have been arrested and detained for “illegally” crossing the border. This is morally reprehensible. So many other ways-humane ways-exist to treat these migrants. I’ve heard multiple arguments to support our government’s horrible actions… Continue reading When Parents Go to Jail
It’s been hard not to notice the arguing over gun-control and gun violence happening now. The Parkland school shooting has sparked new energy into the debate. And, as with just about every debate in this country, no side is hearing the other. It’s as though they’re speaking two separate languages. But, more than that, it… Continue reading Let’s Talk Guns and Violence
This thought hit me a few weeks ago. I was standing in line at the grocery store deli waiting to order lunchmeat and cheese. I am rich. I read an article a while back stating that people in the top 20% of income earners don’t feel rich or wealthy. You can read it here: https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/economy/i-dont-feel-wealthy-the-upper-middle-class-is-worried-about-paying-for-the-tax-overhaul/2017/11/09/a5cf1acc-c55e-11e7-aae0-cb18a8c29c65_story.html?utm_term=.b14dadbea132… Continue reading I Am Rich