I’ve lived in my condo in Playa del Rey for 20 years. One day, as I stood on my porch, ready to begin my uphill/ downhill walk, I looked far in the distance and saw two turquoise towers poking out among the shades of white and grey and beige houses. At that moment It struck … More Color
I sit in my home most of the day, although I do a walk, some in-home exercise, and housework, which my Noom data counts as exercise, too. I am considered a highly susceptible person, given my age, so I adhere to isolation directions carefully. I have a sweet little townhouse with a view outside, good … More Doing the Impossible in a Covid World
” If you don’t like the way the world is, you change it. You have an obligation to change it. You just do it one step at a time.” Marian Wright Edelman But how? I awoke with a mighty feeling of responsibility about change, about my power in the world…and then I got out of … More If you don’t like the world the way it is…
Sitting alone. In my mind I am in a garden in Massachusetts, several years ago. The sun is warm, the air is heavy, and the birds pierce the quiet. I have seen the writing on the wall from the beginning. He showed us who he is, like a blinking sign in the night. I could … More When you have nothing to say…
Rage does not look good on anyone. If we succumb to our rage, we become helpless and spineless. I live in California, a state that irritates the skin of our “man” in Washington–so much so that he seeks to destroy what we create with a targeted vengeance. One sometimes wonders if he is oblivious to … More Rage? Apathy? Action!
I’m in love with Julia Louie-Dryfus. Seinfeld ended… and then VEEP appeared! My not having HBO left me on the sidelines. Fast forward to today, and I am faced with a conundrum: 6 seasons of catching up, and in addition I now get HBO. Do I watch all the previous seasons or simply dive into … More Not every story ends.
September 11 will always be a trigger that launches a million memories. When my mother-in-law called to tell me she was going to the hospital, I realized I was ready for bad news. I remember the day clearly as we, so many, do– as I remember the day Kennedy was shot, and the Reverend Dr. … More It’s September. Need some hope?
“The target for new forestation is approximately 22 million trees per year. Over the next 20 years, the target is to plant 440 million…” –Department of Communications Climate Action and Environment, Ireland It’s easy to get mentally sucked into the deep hole our current administration is digging for our planet. We currently have the federal … More Leadership for Earth Preservation: Oblivious to the obvious?
“When we decided to go to the moon, we solved innumerable technical challenges and we were proud of doing it. We did that together and we need to do it again.”–Dr. Lucy Jones Lucy Jones was a curious kid, growing up in a family that respected knowledge and loved music. She was my friend’s kid … More Climate Change: Beyond the moon…
Today’s blog is a bit of a downer. While at lunch with my dear friend, Lynne, she shared her daughter’s fear of the world actually ending in our lifetime. Now there is a topic of conversation over a panini! I’m in awe of my friend. She discusses death and apocalypse with ease, despite a huge … More Are we close to the end?