My Lifelong Love Affair With a Bug

My red-eyed Bug-Beau Cicadas in N. Kentucky It started in 1953 in Dayton, Kentucky, a small town on the Ohio River, the year I was born. Of course I don’t remember meeting him, since I was only two months old when he arrived. But I do recall the fossilized shell of one of his nymphs.…… Continue reading My Lifelong Love Affair With a Bug

Suffer Fools Lightly

I have not been able to write anything coherent for the last few days regarding what happened in our Capitol this week.  My mind is a mess, my heart is heavy, I feel like a loved one has just died. I am raw. But something different emerged in me yesterday. Anger.  Pure unadulterated visceral righteous…… Continue reading Suffer Fools Lightly

The In-Between Time

We are in the In-Between Time. All of us on this planet are. For me personally, this strange place started last year, when Joe and I began talking about our future. We discussed many possible paths we could take. Most seem(ed) very plausible. Some not so much. We are still in this discussion stage. Nothing…… Continue reading The In-Between Time

Nothing New Under the Sun

I haven’t been writing on my blog for some time now. I just couldn’t bring myself to write one more snarky political opinion piece about the shit-show in Washington and the great divide. I do not delude myself into thinking that what I write will change a person’s mind. But now I feel something different…… Continue reading Nothing New Under the Sun

Where Are You From?

“Where are you from?” This may be one of the first questions you put to a person who was a complete stranger only minutes before. I believe this question is the most quintessential of any query we may make to another. With these words, we are inviting the other to open up the door to…… Continue reading Where Are You From?

Doing the Right Thing

I was surprised when five year old Dylan (not his real name) broke ranks with the group of older children, most of whom he knew – one was his brother, to cross the invisible line and hand another child the pair of shoes he was holding.  He did this without anyone prompting him. In fact…… Continue reading Doing the Right Thing

All is Not Well

It is not OK.  It is not well with my soul, and no manner of things are well. Not to disparage Julian of Norwich, but this is how I feel. I am so used to hearing of men, women and children being gunned down by evil, that my heart has become crusted over with scar…… Continue reading All is Not Well

100 Monkeys and Change

The Macaca fuscata monkeys had been observed by scientist on the island of Koshima in Japan for over 30 years. One morning in 1952 scientists observed an 18 month old monkey take the extra time to rinse the sand off the sweet potato provided for her before she began to eat it.  Soon the little…… Continue reading 100 Monkeys and Change

Judging Yesterday

It seems we can’t make it through a week without some new allegation or image from the past coming forth on the media to condemn some public figure.  The most recent are the images of Democratic Governor Ralph Northam in blackface alongside a person dressed in KKK garb.  The photo is sooooo offensive, I cannot…… Continue reading Judging Yesterday

He Would Not Forgive Her

“One time I got down on my knees and cried and begged him to forgive me, but he would not,” Elizabeth’s (not her real name) eyes glistened with tears as she recalled the hard heartedness of her husband.  She ended her story by telling me that when her beloved Robert died suddenly, after 50 years…… Continue reading He Would Not Forgive Her