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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|

Scoot, scoot, scooter! Part III of III

Part III (of Three Installments) I bought a smaller scooter called a TravelScoot three years ago. It’s like a tricycle with a very small motor, and runs on a lithium battery which weighs about 5 1/2 lbs. I have the second smallest model; there is one for people who are less than four feet tall, and a larger model for [...]

October 7th, 2019|