Absence and the fond heart

Does absence make the heart grow fonder?   I know this is usually an adage applied to romantic relationships, but I’ve had this on my mind in a general sense lately.   I’ve been away from blogging for some time; I hope you’ve missed me, if you ever read me at all! I’ve been working on my second book, No [...]

February 9th, 2021|

Bias, Prejudice, Confession, Contrition, Forgiveness and Action – Part IV

Part IV   More history, and contrition   In further readings about my Allen background, which were available partly because we had a distant relationship by marriage to Andrew Jackson, the notorious racist, and so showed up now and then in history records, I was able to learn more about the Allen’s and their relationship to the slaves who lived [...]

August 1st, 2020|

Bias, Prejudice, Confession, Contrition, Forgiveness and Action

Part I of V   Intro   I’ve decided to wade into the intimidating if not frightening waters of speaking out on prejudice and how it applies to my own life. I am not under the illusion that my own experiences of discrimination have been anything like those of people of color (POC). The police violence that has at long [...]

July 16th, 2020|

Being oldish during a pandemic

My husband is a scientist, and has determined that the novel coronavirus which leads to Covid-19 is primarily and most contagiously spread via aerosol, which means it rides like a gas on people’s breath. We are wearing masks outside our home, even in the outdoors if people are within six feet of us. We have had a couple of workers [...]

May 17th, 2020|

The myth of free time in retirement

I was sitting in my living room with a neighbor the other morning, discussing a project; we were charged with recommending a redesign on a planted strip that runs through our neighborhood. We had both volunteered to be on The Median Committee. We agreed that we wanted to be active in the project, but didn’t have as much time for [...]

March 5th, 2020|
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