So 2016 is drawing to a close and a fresh new year is on the horizon. Today is reader participation day. Tell us your hopes and dreams. The first things that come to mind when you read this--- but NOT POLITICAL. You can have hopes and dreams for the new year -- or for the rest of your life. They . . .
Of course, he's probably referring to the afterlife and I think he's right. But when I last saw this, I thought about how it applies to the here and now, not the hereafter. I have always believed that not knowing what's ahead is one of the best things about life. That surprise factor has always . . .
Or more appropriately, is there a problem with porn? Yes, for those of us still around and not in a post-Christmas coma, let's get right to the nitty gritty. I remember clearly the first time I saw Madonna prancing around in provocative lingerie on MTV. It was the mid-1980s and my immediate . . .
It's going to be a long, painful haul for those of us who believe that love can trump hate, and we need to find effective ways to handle anxiety--and fear-- along the way. Because when we're faced with the kind of repressive regime that DT and his partner, MP, have in mind, fear is the right . . .
You're mad...bonkers...off your head.... but i'll tell you a secret.... all the best people are. ~Alice (from Wonderland) Bonkers is a good thing. I believe this with all my heart. (I just typed "head" so I believe it with my head, too!) Some people judge us by how like them (and others) we . . .
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"To the barricades!" my husband exhorted the other day, as I told him about the latest political action being taken against the regime of hate and evil that's coming. Instantly, I thought of the first time I saw Les Miserables on Broadway so many years ago. At the time, a key role was played by a . . .
But dreaming is all I can do. It's winter, and this stack of wood outside the Santa Fe home we have rented the past two autumns must be coming in handy to combat the chill of a Santa Fe winter. We're not there now, but I can imagine it clearly. As I write, snow showers are forecast for the Santa . . .
As the birth of Christ is celebrated all over the United States, we'd do well to live by his example. Words I never thought I would utter: "Honey, help me remember to bring the "women against hate" sign to the solidarity event at the mosque tomorrow." Politics does make for strange bedfellows, . . .
Holiday atrocities? Oh yeah. This is the first year I've seen some horrific things at our usual Christmas tree lot, and I simply had to share. Because, well, they are pretty atrocious. Well, it was bound to happen. Pink. Pink is not a Christmas color. Pink is for newborn baby girls. An . . .