Tranquility Interrupted

Claude Monet In a tranquil hamlet, a delicate kiss of warmth expressed by the solar sylph, mellowed by a temperate breeze, offers the palliative whisper of hyacinth and sweet lilies. Tiny buds of a thornless rose bush hold the promise that, with their bloom, will come an elucidation of the world’s mysteries. Claude Monet would … Continue reading Tranquility Interrupted

Trump: “I Haven’t Had One Call” Trump hasn't heard anything. Thousands of predominately Native American protesters, joined by thousands of veterans, environmental groups, including Greenpeace, the Sierra Club, and the Center for Biological Diversity—all vocal in their opposition, but Trump hasn't had one call. Nearly 700 people have been arrested since protests first began last year, but Trump doesn't think this … Continue reading Trump: “I Haven’t Had One Call”

How Orange is Trump Today?

I am not a scientist. I am not a journalist. I am not a politician. I am not a lot of things. What I am is keenly observervant. I have seen an alarming pattern emerge since January 20, 2017, that great day Dictator Trump took office. I would like to share my data, at no … Continue reading How Orange is Trump Today?

Farewell to My Avocado

I must say buh bye to my beloved avocado. I cherish you, my avocado: chunks in salads, sliced in a flatbread wrap with humus, smooshed into guacamole...I could go on, but there really is no reason to torture myself because I have to break it with off—you with your good fat, yellow inside, and bumpy dark … Continue reading Farewell to My Avocado

Trump, Putin, Tillerson, Oil, and the EPA

Today's headlines:  "Rex Tillerson is approved by senate panel for Secretary of State" "Trump advances controversial oil pipelines with executive action" "Trump orders EPA contract freeze and media blackout" I might be the last one to realize it, but these headlines are all part of the same story. This we all know: ExxonMobil Chief Executive … Continue reading Trump, Putin, Tillerson, Oil, and the EPA

Autumn and Winter Binging

Thing 1 headed back to school today, but before she did, we had some mother daughter bonding in the form of binge watching an older TV show that neither of us had seen: season 1 of "Gilmore Girls", a chick show if there ever was one. So why am I feeling hostile? The setting is … Continue reading Autumn and Winter Binging