Once upon a time

Once upon a time

Once upon a time there once was a farmer who grew excellent quality corn. Every year he won the award for the best corn crop. One year a newspaper reporter interviewed him and discovered that the farmer shared his seed corn with all of his neighbors. “How can you...
Embracing the unknown

Embracing the unknown

Covid. The Elections. Polarization. Violence. Militias. Economic instability. Fake News. Climate change. The glorification of ignorance, meanness and willful stupidity. As the ancient Chinese curse puts it: “May you live in interesting times.” What the next year will...
Forget specialness

Forget specialness

“Mommy, Mommy, watch me!!” It’s a cry most of us have uttered. Certainly a cry most of us have heard. A cry that, if you’re a mom and it’s summertime, can drive you crazy. “Yes, dear, I’m watching,” Mommy says, burrowing deeper into her computer/book/magazine, wishing...
I choose love

I choose love

The cat in the picture above is Lily. Twenty years ago, her predecessor, Grace, walked into my life. Actually the fluffy orange tabby with a heart the size of Texas didn’t walk into my life … she arrived as a half-grown wild cat, a bloody broken mess in the road,...
What stands in the way of love?

What stands in the way of love?

I can’t bear to watch the video of George Floyd’s last nine minutes alive on Earth. But I can handle the Ken and Karen Show as it unfolds across FaceBook, Twitter and YouTube. Watching the video of the “Karen” in Central Park screaming at the bird watcher who...