Judging Books by Covers

The following was written by my friend, Joli Crow. (It's shared with her permission.) And it speaks volumes as to the body-shaming and judging and the ridiculous lack of manners that seems to be rampant any more. I read this this morning on her Facebook status and the more I read, the more my heart…

Now That I Can Breathe Without Tears

This was my post on Facebook the day following the tragic and brutal assassination of five police officers just 20 miles east of me in Dallas. I thought I would share it here and then expand: "I spent the better part of last night with my ear glued to the radio. I feel like a…

I’m Sorry

There are days when I'm feeling down and put-upon and ill and angry and mixed-up and just yuk. And sometimes those are the days that I will reach for food and eat my feelings until I really hate myself for doing it because I know that this doesn't fill up that hole that was in…

Sick Sucks

A friend of mine in whose office I volunteer several hours per ¬†week, came in for about 9 days straight coughing and hacking and sounding just awful. Her colleague and I both encouraged her to go to the doctor and get antibiotics. It was obviously bronchitis. Fast-forward 2 weeks. I have it now. No one…

Appreciation for Those Who Tolerate

The list of people in my life (or who, more accurately WERE in my life) who hurt me and my family by using hateful remarks, posting misinformation and bigoted memes on social media, or worse, forward those same "helpful" gems to me and my husband via email, is a ridiculously long list. And the volume…

Being Used

I have a "friend" who only calls when she needs something. She never calls to just say hello or to check up on me or the family. I have known her for about a year and a half. I offered to help her fill out some paperwork for immigration because her English is not very…