Thoughts worth Sharing

The 24-hour news cycle remains a constant barrage of Trump’s impeachment – every procedural detail and political strategy are scrutinized and analyzed in excruciating detail by any and every legal scholar, news analyst, political scientist, former government official, and historian willing to speak on record. While I believe in the imperative (and dare I suggest…

Halloweening

It was a festive, fall weekend filled with all things Halloween – we carved pumpkins, decorated the house for this week’s trick-or-treaters, and Cary resurrected his Bat Man costume. I donned an obnoxiously fitted black body suit and joined him as Cat Woman for the annual GalmBerg Halloween gala (we’ve attended 4 straight years!). Neve…

Pocket Poetry: Backbone

I have made an occasional exercise of jotting down short poems – sometimes they arrive during my work day, some are delivered in the middle of my attempts to fall asleep at night, and some wake me up in the morning. It became customary for me to ignore these nagging little inconveniences, and I came…

Ocean Shores Weekend

Bagpipes, bodrahns, guitars, fiddles, and flutes filled the 16th annual Galway Bay Celtic Music Feis. Cary played with Danny, Eddie, and Larry as they jammed to jigs, reels, and songs. Bands congregated from across the world – representing traditional and contemporary music from Scotland, France, and Japan. Neve and I drove up with Mom and…

Remembering the Loma Prieta Quake on its 30th Birthday

14 minutes past the 5:00 evening hour on the 17th day of October in 1989 could have been yesterday. It was a Tuesday, and flag football practice on a Mitchell Park field concluded minutes before. Dusk was settling in for the night. I was riding my 4th grade, 10-speed, turquoise Peugeot along with Jon and…

The Undying Story of Brett Kavanaugh

The Kavanaugh calamity rears its head again one year after the Trump-appointed Supreme Court Justice was sworn in. Thanks to the persistent, deep-diving journalistic efforts and (now) authors of The Education of Brett Kavanaugh: An Investigation, Robin Pogrebin and Kate Kelly shed much needed light on the details of accusations waged against Kavanaugh as well…

Women’s Work

  “It’s crucial to remember that women’s anger has been received – and vilified or marginalized – in ways that have reflected the very same biases that provoked it: black women’s fury is treated differently than white women’s rage; poor women’s frustrations are heard differently from the ire of the wealthy. Yet despite the varied…

Money Musings

I didn’t think much about money – in terms of long range goals, spending habits, investment opportunities, etc. – until my mid-30s. I was not particularly reckless with my finances before then – paying bills on time, spending less than I earned, executing what felt like responsible choices (i.e., buying used as opposed to new…

Phoenix Fun Days

Cary and I spent the first weekend of October soaking up some sunshine, connecting with old music friends, and indulging in local brews and tasty eats in the Grand Canyon State. He played a Friday night set at O’Connors, and the tunes were rockin’ full throttle! Two fiddlers, a banjo, an accordian, and Cary’s guitar…

Trumptober

Firstly, on this fourth day of October, (which I’m dubbing “Trumptober” – awfully sweet and timely to lending itself to ‘Trump’s over’) what I believe will likely prove to be one of the last months of Trump’s presidency, I wish I could wrap the American people – and all those who do and have aspire/d…