29 August

It’s A Matter Of Trust


    Nothing like a trip to Disneyland to put one in mind of a thorough cleanse. Mind, body, the whole shebang. Yes. I need to cleanse my mind and body after visiting the “Happiest Place On Earth.” Two caramel apples at Disneyland? Delicious. Corn on the cob slathered with…hmmm….not sure, but god it was […]

24 August

It’s A Beautiful Day In The Neighborhood


I’m getting ready to do a couple of pledge drives for Oregon Public Broadcasting this week and next, which I enjoy so much. Mr. Rogers, I think, was the first bridge between me and my father, and  I’ve been a public television believer ever since. We were on the floor watching Mr. Rogers when the show […]

22 August

Get Real


I back up my computer, just like you’re supposed to, and agonize over the possibility of losing “everything” just like you.   “Lose everything?”   Hmmm….what do we really have to lose? I have to giggle at this machine , this ridiculous false sense of meaningfulness, because, hello, I’m going to leave this insanely brilliant planet, […]

20 August

Tick Tock


      Tick tock.   Cells dying, cells renewing.   People leaving.   Tick tock.   Cicadas chirping.   Flowers blooming only to be folded back into blood stained earth.   Tick tock.   Me and the world and those ticking clocks; relentlessly ticking clocks.  Some clocks I care about; my husband’s, my daughter’s, […]