Category Archives: Musings

A Sweet Gift

For years, Linda and I have bought  our Christmas tree today from a guy who is a teacher.  We bond on the teacher connection. In the past he was selling with a teacher buddy. This year he was selling with … Continue reading

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Today

Today is the Winter Solstice, a day we always celebrate: Over the years we’ve held a variety of celebrations. This year will be a quiet one: We’ll note the change of the seasons, take a walk to watch the sunset, … Continue reading

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A Holiday Letter

The photograph was taken on Dec. 11, 2016 at our family birthday party for our oldest granddaughter, Sophie, who turned 13 on the 8th. These are our youngest grandchildren, twins Quinn and Balan, 2 ¾ years old, who were born … Continue reading

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Gaslighting

FYI: Early this morning, while reading the editorial page of The New York Times I learned a new definition for an old word – gaslighting. “Lots of adults started paying attention to Teen Vogue recently. It started with an opinion … Continue reading

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Resisting!

I just got an email from the Southern Poverty Law Center with a link to a Google document “Indivisible: A Practical Guide for Resisting the Trump Agenda.” https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B6hA9HMyhEeLSVhWTWR1QnI2RHM/view

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Melissa Etheridge

Taking a break we went to Melissa Etheridge’s concert tonight. Fabulously energizing and uplifting, fun too! Sat next to a dynamic high school English teacher who knew all the lyrics of her classic songs (we didn’t). Melissa’s surprise guest was … Continue reading

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Vigilance!

Checking my email this morning I read an email from the Southern Poverty Law Center (to which we donate) with a link to a ‘timely piece by The Guardian about Google’s relationship to online extremism”: Citizens, parents, teachers everyone be … Continue reading

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“Post-truth” – Yikes!!!

Early morning newspaper reading introduced me to a new word – “post-truth.”  In an op-ed by Ruth Marcus “We’ve now started a new post-truth era in U.S. politics,” I learned that in November the Oxford Dictionaries added  “post-truth” as the … Continue reading

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Standing Rock

Victory at Standing Rock brought tears to my eyes!!  

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“I believe . . . .

“I believe we can do something about our society. I haven’t reached the stage where I say ‘Oh, hell, what’s the use.’” Words for dark times by Dr. Estelle Rosemary Ramey, endocrinologist and feminist. In 1970 Dr. Ramey took on … Continue reading

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