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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

Will This Pass?

Today I am getting serious. No jokes, no humor, just sadness and disgust. I am shocked and appalled by where we are today as a society. I cannot believe what I am seeing on the news each day. Every day I ask myself “How did we get here?” I grew up during the days of… read more

Choose Happiness

A friend of mine passed away recently and I attended her funeral and celebration of life. It was a sad time with lots of tears, but there was also a lot of laughter as people remembered her and the mark she made on each of our lives. My friend was kind and loving, the one… read more

My Christmas Cold

I got a cold for Christmas. It wasn’t on my wish-list, but nevertheless, it was the gift I received. Sniffling, sneezing, coughing, and just generally feeling like ass. I have no idea where the cold came from. During the course of an average week, I teach at 3 gyms, and 4 businesses, along with working… read more

They

The definition of the word “they,” is: used to refer to two or more people or things previously mentioned or easily identified. “the two men could get life sentences if they are convicted” a group of people in authority regarded collectively. “they cut my water off” used to refer to a person of unspecified sex.… read more

Earning My Daily Bread

The inevitable question when meeting someone new is “what do you do?” It is a given in our society that this question is meant to address what we do for a living. I’m not real sure how we got to the point that our work is how we define ourselves, but here we are. It’s… read more

Cruelty Of The Con

As I age, I understand that there are many things in my life that have changed. When traffic comes to a stop to let me cross the street, I suspect it has less to do with the sway of my hips and more to do with letting the elderly woman cross safely; when I wake… read more

A Perfect Cup Of Resistance

I make a damn good pot of coffee. I use a French Press, and I buy premium coffee from World Market. My favorite flavor is Breakfast Blend, which I always mix half and half with a decaf blend. It’s a little taste of heaven every morning. I love the Breakfast Blend, but it’s harder to… read more

Him*An*Ism

I’ve written a lot about women’s changing role and the impact those changes have made on me and my family. For all of that knowledge, I am also keenly aware of the changing roles for men and the confusion it has caused them. The men of my father’s generation were as trapped and suffocated by… read more

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