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I Miss Hugs

When we were sent into social isolation in mid-March, many of my friends found it comforting to write in their journals. It helped them identify, and cope with, everything they were feeling and experiencing. I, on the other hand, couldn’t bear to write during this period. There was just too much going on and no… read more

Make ‘Em Laugh

“Now you could study Shakespeare and be quite elite And you can charm the critics and have nothin’ to eat Just slip on a banana peel The world’s at your feet Make ’em laugh, Make ’em laugh, Make ’em laugh” Make ‘Em Laugh by Donald O’Connor   I have written a number of posts on serious topics… read more

A Memorable Day

I don’t know about most people, but when I wake up each day I have to take a few minutes to remember what day it is and to mentally review what I have to do that day. I have always done this, but since I now have a different schedule every day of the week,… read more

Giving Tuesday

I am proud to be one of the studio artists at the Kansas City Artists Coalition. The Kansas City Artists Coalition (KCAC or Artists Coalition) is an artist-centered, artist-run alternative space that presents a variety of exhibitions of contemporary artists’ work in its Main Gallery and the Snap Space Gallery. However, during the current pandemic,… read more

I Believe

I am sitting in my quiet apartment, writing and thinking. As I sit, the young woman who lives in the apartment above me is doing some sort of work out. The floor is squeaking and I can hear her moving all around her space. I guess it’s really not that quiet, but it still feels… read more

Boss Cat

During this age of pandemic isolation, my only interaction is with Miss Sugar, the cat. My interaction with others of my species is limited. I talk on the phone with friends and there are a few of us who have Zoom “get-togethers,” but it’s been weeks since I’ve had actual contact with another human being… read more

Lynda and Jean

My sister once claimed that my mother, Lynda, and my aunt, Jean, were both frozen in her mind at the ages of 30 and 35 respectively. It’s been many years since they were those ages, and they are both gone now, but I think that insistence in my sister’s mind is a perfect explanation of… read more

The Coop

In March of 2018 I moved into my “new to me” home. Much like any adult with a modicum of intelligence, I hate to move. I powered through the move, bitching and moaning pretty much every step of the way. The only saving grace to the move? I truly intend for this house to be… read more

Teen Angels

I am a survivor. I haven’t reached this age and stage in my life without going through some ups and downs. One of the accomplishments I am proudest of is that I survived raising three teenage daughters. It wasn’t easy, but we all made it. A friend with a teenage daughter recently asked me what… read more

Cat In The Wall

Last week I moved out of my apartment and into a house. The last two months have been crazy and I have been moving forward on sheer determination, because any natural energy was used up weeks ago. However, I have made these changes and gone through this stress knowing that I was opening up space… read more