I’m a practice-what-you-preach-actions-speak-louder-than-words-put-your-money-where-your-mouth-is type. At least I am most of the time. Although I was a placard carrying chanter at last year’s Women’s March in Chicago, I sat out the 2018 event. I could site fears of random violence such as the Las Vegas shooting tragedy, but that’s not what kept me away. I was… Continue reading Sitting Out The Women’s March
I warily placed three pumpkins next to my front door within eyeshot. The modifier “warily” denotes my mistrust of this particular vegetable. (I subscribe to the strategy of “Keep your friends close, and your enemies closer.”) The seed of my pumpkin mistrust germinated while paging through Mother Goose Nursery Rhymes I owned as a… Continue reading Don’t Trust Pumpkins!
Little did I know that cutting down an Emerald Ash Borer infested tree would result in retribution from the seemingly calm Black Walnut alongside my home. For years Blackie behaved like Black Walnut trees typically behave. He sprouted leaves in spring, casted shade in summer, dropped nuts and leaves in fall, and like the rest… Continue reading Blackie’s Revenge
Stand, sit, kneel that’s the evolution of Colin Kaepernick’s position during the U.S. national anthem. The goal is to draw attention to a country that “oppresses black people and people of color.” I don’t watch football, but now I know who Colin Kaepernick is. He succeeded. Then Bruce Maxwell knelt (I think he skipped… Continue reading The One Knee Kneel (I Hope The Vegans Don’t Catch On)
It may have been the wisdom of Buddha or Nietzsche or Rafiki who taught that life is a circle . . . and for the most part it is. There’s the mind-boggling Circle of Life enormity of birth, life, and death. Then there’s the mildly irritating Circle of Life in my frig. Last week’s heap… Continue reading Mosquitoes and the Open Polygon of Life Theory