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Asking for Help

Asking for Help

Asking for help is hard for me, and maybe for you, too?   But, ’tis the season, eh? Ignoring some problems was, alas, how I was raised.  Also, I was not raised to be transparent, but to cover up, and just get on with life.  "Kermit" was right: It ain’t easy being...

I Love Cole Porter!

I Love Cole Porter!

I love Cole Porter — Well, I love his music.  He had an ear for how we are, and put that into lilting and lovely music that made sense to me even in the 1960’s! (That Old Black Magic, I Get a Kick out of You, Night and Day — )  The man was as complicated as he was ...

Why Are You So Horrified?

Why Are You So Horrified?

Why are we so horrified our duly elected President undoes what his predecessor did? That’s the platform on which he – or, one day SHE – ran! Now some of my friends are absolutely horrified that Mr. Biden is doing what he said he would do if he were elected President....

Traveling Trashmen

Traveling Trashmen

I can’t stop thinking about what a crew of traveling trashmen did the weekend past in Baltimore. They showed what 21st century Samaritans look like. The weather has been dreadful; the conditions – ripe; but they showed up and stayed on the job. Who were these men? The...

Oh No! Oh No! Oh No!

Oh No! Oh No! Oh No!

Oh! No! The words resounded in my brain.  Seeing the sidewalk accelerate toward me was upsetting; especially when I realized I was propelling toward it.  Who knows why, but I tripped over the curb while herding grandchildren into a new eatery: one with enormous...

What Makes Prayer a Disappointment?

What Makes Prayer a Disappointment?

Disappointment is in the eye of the . . . Nothing like an expensive SUV plastered with bumper stickers condemning God, political leaders, and mocking prayer to get my attention! The most arresting one stated simply, Nothing Disappoints like Prayer. Yeah, well, I...

Being Useful in a Tsunami

Being Useful in a Tsunami

When a friend’s child dies, it’s like watching a tsunami roar in, over, and through but being wholly unable to stop the onslaught of pain and grief. It’s like watching a polio survivor in an iron lung – their pain changes their ability even to breathe. What can I do ....

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