double, double, toil & no trouble at all

Weather is something we all talk about. small talk? the mundane? i don’t think so. Winter is here, which means that the heat sucks the moisture out of my body, making me grow scales & when i look at my hands…they look like witches hands. Old & scaly. or a lizard’s tail. but on my…

Follow the Path

Have you ever experienced a time in your life that had too many coincidences to ignore? lately, i’d say within the last month, it has happened to me, again. Sherlock Season 3, episode 2 ‘Sign of Three’ Mycroft Holmes, “Oh, Sherlock, what do we say about coincidence?” Sherlock,”…Universe is rarely so lazy” i will try…

I am changing how we celebrate Hanukkah.

Pretty audacious, right? well, i am tired of tiptoeing around what is right & wrong with how to celebrate Hanukkah. i grew up in Vermont with two parents, my father is Jewish & my mother converted. We grew up celebrating both Christmas & Hanukkah. we got a Christmas tree. perhaps a day or two before Christmas….

i am happy

i have fibromyalgia. the medicine i take has an awful side effect–dry mouth. everyone has felt dry mouth, usually after playing a sport or shopping for a long time. most people drink something & they are better. people who suffer dry mouth deal with this discomfort every minute of every day. for years i’ve tried…

words are mightier than a sword

“the pen is mightier than the sword” well, of course it is. the sword was created for one thing only, to destroy. the pen…words can both destroy or create. words can contain incredible power. words can be used to decimate, dominate, debilitate & bring you to your knees. and once you’ve hit the floor, some…

Union Soldiers in Alabama

This is my son. I describe his eye color as ‘sunlight through Vermont Maple Syrup” the last image is my favorite because you can see his dimples are big enough to park a boat in. Henry is a total mutt-a Yankee, Jewish, Democrat, artist, photographer mom & a Southern, Catholic, Republican, engineer/sales dad. I titled…

why ADHD is on the rise AND why nobody really cares.

really. i want to test my theory. i want to know if the dots i connected are true. unfortunately i have to write about something no one gives a shit about. which is domestic violence. it is everywhere, but then throughout time, it always has been. i kinda know people don’t really want to read…

how to stop a killer…

 from destroying the soul of a woman. i receive the magazine, Esquire in the mail…love the articles. the April issue…the editor, David Granger wrote about the lives of women(domestic violence, rape, assault). He wrote, “This is unacceptable. This is no way to live. I don’t know if this issue of Esquire can do anything other…

what boys say…

always sometimes make me smile. My art class boys arrive at my studio before i do. The boys decide to play basketball while they wait. I park in the garage & go to the front door to let them in, as i do, i notice that i have a WHITE POPPY! “Oh, gosh boys, isn’t it…