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Posts2019-03-21T14:28:56-07:00

Caring in Coronaville

The Seattle-area retirement community where my parents live is just a few miles from the nursing home at the epicenter of the coronavirus epidemic in the US.  We have had quite a week.

Until this week, my relationship with my parents has been uneventful and pleasant.  Well, there are a few challenges.  My father recently received a cochlear implant, but the

March 9th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , |

Late to Lamott

Finished Bird by Bird. Why did I not read this classic 20 years ago when it first came out?

Anne Lamott is wise, kind, humble, fierce, hilarious. She wields the sword of truth and sometimes roasts marshmallow on it. Everyone who writes or wants to write should

February 23rd, 2019|Categories: Book Review, Writing|Tags: , , |

On the Kavanaugh confirmation process

Was going to ignore the Ford hearings and work today but found myself absolutely mesmerized by the live proceedings on my phone.

It struck me, in this disjointed spectacle, that who was on trial was not Christine Blasey Ford. Who was on trial was the Senate, and more particularly, the judiciary committee. Ford was just

December 26th, 2018|Categories: political|Tags: , , , |