The forest fires have been upon us for two weeks now in Oregon. If the pandemic wasn’t inducing terror in us then we at least can count on the daily reminder of the smoke outside our doors to do so. Yet anxiety has been a reliable constant in my life and seems ever-present like an… Read More When the smoke clears.
Introspection can be a friend or a foe in this era of self-quarantine. The first few weeks I hoped it would be my salvation and that it would drive me to find ways to improve myself and our lives, maybe even our house! That was just my shocked pandemic brain channeling self-improvement books and disaster… Read More Home On The Range: Pandemic Parenting
That glimpse of hope for things to be better and the reality that we still have to fight.… Read More A sense of freedom.
All color of buckets welcome here! Share your identity even with a mask this Halloween.… Read More Harmony at Halloween: All color of buckets are welcome at our door!
Everyone needs to vote. Each vote needs to count. Everyone deserves equal rights. There is no compromise over these three truths.… Read More Shadows and votes that go bump in the dark.
We all deserve equal rights.… Read More One mom to another.
We’re all trying to pass as happy in our own way.… Read More Just trying to pass as happy.
“What?! Anthony Bourdain? Oh no! Why?!” I said this aloud to myself as I read the news. My daughter looked up at me and asked, “What, mama?” “Oh…,” how do you answer that a writer and celebrity chef you looked up to had suddenly died by suicide? How much do you share with a seven… Read More It takes one moment.
It’s a simple yet, at times, difficult expectation we have of our children. We ask them to be kind. We try to teach them about the balance of justice in our small acts of asking them to return a borrowed toy, to say “hello”, to say “thank you”. Where does that kindness go as adults?… Read More Stop being an @sshole.
The recent revelations about high profile sex offenders are more than a wanted poster for the #MeToo or Times Up movement. They’re living examples of misogyny that have been the impetus to a discussion that at times sheds light on the casual observer more than the accused. It says more about the people reacting to… Read More It’s just a joke.