Puzzle I Never Solved

Yesterday would have been my mom's 67th birthday. She passed away 3 years ago. Not a day goes by that I don't think of her. I know that's so cliche, but it's true. Our relationship was a complicated one . We were very different people. She valued things, appearances and other peoples' opinions. I valued… Continue reading Puzzle I Never Solved

No Magic Pill or Silver Bullet

I never had any intention of this blog being about my health, but it turns out, health takes up a large chunk of your life when it's not quite right. So here's a follow up to my last post. Mayo Clinic was awesome. Great facility, excellent doctor, caring staff. If it wasn't in Arizona, it… Continue reading No Magic Pill or Silver Bullet

Normal Is Not Asking Much

I'm sitting in the airport waiting for a flight to Mayo Clinic to see a specialist who can hopefully help me. Actually, I'm hoping this appointment changes my life to be perfectly honest...but no pressure. It's taken a lot to get here, including second guessing if I should be going to Mayo at all. I… Continue reading Normal Is Not Asking Much

The Fundamental Question of Our Time

I awoke this morning to Trump praising Poland, “as an example for others who seek freedom, and who wish to summon the courage and the will to defend our civilization.” Let's be clear, Poland is currently run by a right-wing, nationalist, anti-immigrant government that seems to have a streak of authoritarianism. This government has taken… Continue reading The Fundamental Question of Our Time

Oh The Hiposcrisy

Let me be very clear, the shooting that took place on Wednesday against the Republican Members of Congress is a despicable act of violence. It should not be tolerated, normalized, minimized, or forgotten. However, it should also not be considered any more tragic than the many abhorrent mass shootings we have witnessed in this country… Continue reading Oh The Hiposcrisy

Thoughts Before Bed

Not trying to get all Debbie Downer, but sometimes it’s astonishing how little I resemble the person I used to be. Once upon a time, I exuded happiness, excitement, kindness, love, determination…all that is good in the world. Once so full of hope for the future, I now find myself unable to envision a future… Continue reading Thoughts Before Bed

Where are the heroes?

I don't recognize the United States anymore. Or rather, I do not recognize the US government. That's not to say this form of government is unfamiliar. You can certainly find it in the history books, autocratic and plutocratic societies around the world. It's just not something we're accustomed to here. I don't mean to imply… Continue reading Where are the heroes?

Science Is Not Partisan & Climate Change Is Real

I was raised in a family that taught me that there are two things you never talk about in public: religion and politics. As I've gotten older, I've learned what utter bullshit that is. I mean, I understand why my family said it, but we've entered an era where being silent is no longer an… Continue reading Science Is Not Partisan & Climate Change Is Real