Grief in Slow Motion

I have been articulating, in bits and pieces, over the last several weeks the anger and frustration I have felt as we move through the...

Half the Sky

I was recently asked why do you always look angry? If you think this is an angry picture, you don’t want to see me mad (and, in my...

I'm Alive

This past week has been tough. Taz, my dog, developed the blahs late Sunday afternoon. He wasn’t sick, just blah, lying about, not...

Being a Woman in the Real World

Dear James Walters (and other smarmy men like him), I know so many men with good hearts and generous minds. But as Donny Osmond said, so...

Lee-Jackson Day (revisited from 2007)

Yesterday started as any normal day; my daughter Jaime and I took the boys to school, as always. My grandson Ryan, ten, goes all day and...

Out in the Country

We have a stand of trees on the west side of the house. For years, a turkey has lived there. She has her babies; they make turkey noises...

Team Earth

Writing for the “general public” becomes more difficult. The world is pressing in, from all directions. The world is going to hell, and...

Impeachment, a primer

The definition of impeachment is not the president is now out of office. According to the Oxford English Dictionary: 1. Call into...

Hushed by the News

Grabbed by the… …country. In some alternative universe, Somewhere far away, safe, left behind by some mordant twist of fate Reason sits:...

Lee-Jackson Day

First posted YEARS ago... still relevant Yesterday started as any normal day; my daughter Jaime and I took the boys to school, as always....

Remember What the Door Mouse Said...

So here’s my list for 2019. Everyone needs a list, I’m big on lists. So much to be done; this list barely touches my goals. 1. To finish...

Poetry by Nick Jones

Head bent, shoulders hunched Staring at the screen Constantly scrolling Now typing away Time for a new post Instagram, Facebook Snapchat...

And So This Is Christmas

I annoy people at Christmas. I don’t celebrate, I don’t buy in. It’s too much to buy. Life is complicated enough without the stress of a...

It's Only Words

Originally posted August 2016, but still so very relevant in content. The great enemy of truth is very often not the lie–deliberate,...

Level Up (by Josh Jones)

Josh is my grandson, a budding writer, and he wants to write regularly. As every writer knows the best way to become a better write is to...

Not Enough (by Amber James)

When I first read Luis Alberto Urrea’s By The Lake of Sleeping Children, I was living in a small town in Arkansas, had no experience with...

Bridges Ice First

As I watch the snow fall Deep, thick, cold I think about the homeless Cold and alone under Bridges icing first. As I drive country roads...

If Only I Were Sleeping

38yrs ago today, at roughly the 6am hour, I rose from my bed, walked down the stairs, flipped the power to the stereo on. John Lennon’s...