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America’s Abusive Relationship

An abusive relationship is a manipulative relationship. An abuser may or may not hurt you physically, but they all try to brainwash their victim into believing that their behavior is “normal.” I don’t know if anyone else has noticed this, but I keep getting the feeling that our current administration feels a lot like the… read more

Social Reflections

I have seen a recent trend that intrigue me. It seems to break along the lines of sex and age. I try not to be a sexist or an ageist, but sometimes the facts fly in the face of that effort. The trend I am noticing seems to be most prevalent in women 45 or… 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

My Discomfort Zone

I spend a lot of my time telling other people that they need to leave their comfort zone and stir up some energy. I tell them they need to do this because even if your effort doesn’t bring the desired results, it will lead you to something that will. I tell people to do this… read more

Heavy On Our Minds

My sister Claire gave birth to a baby girl in March of 1975. She was born with red hair, brown eyes and personality for miles. Years before the phrase “It takes a village,” was coined, my niece Mary was our family’s community baby. Mary spent a lot of time at our mother’s house and since… read more

Family Love

I am going to try to keep politics out of a highly charged political situation. I am going to try to address families and how our country chose to separate children from their parents as they tried to enter our country. For now, I don’t really care that they were illegal aliens or if they… read more

Diamond Days

In a world filled with turmoil and strife, it’s easy to focus on the negative. I have found myself doing that with more frequency than I am comfortable admitting. I have also spent some time processing my negative emotions on my posts and in my art. Yesterday, however, was a completely different story. Yesterday was… read more

Rolling In The Glass

In the darkest hour of the night, a crash woke me and sent me scrambling from my bed, barefooted and mildly disoriented with sleep. In the dark, I ran into the kitchen, checking in there for damage. When I didn’t see anything in the kitchen, I ran into the dining room and checked there. Again,… read more

Life Lessons From A Cat

I’ve learned a lot from my cat, Sugar, about how to deal with change. When I first took her in, she was a scared, injured animal who spent her first two weeks with me hiding under the bed. She gradually became more accustomed to her surroundings and soon started following me around the apartment. When… read more

Creative Changes

Five years ago I was a cog in the corporate wheel.  I was miserable working for other people. Even worse were the people who brought politics and agendas into the workforce. On more than one morning I woke up and burst into tears at the thought of having to show up at my work place. I… read more