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Kim Davis: State vs. Conscience

A woman in Kentucky, a government employee, refused to issue a marriage license to a gay couple, citing her religious belief as the reason. This has caused quite a storm, with people lamenting the sorry state of America, which some say is turning into a theocracy. The connection between state power and religion is long … Continue reading

Ever feel like this? Scared to do what is right?

Ever feel like you have a fresh perspective on the world but the rest of the mice just want you to climb down and be quiet? I’ve been tempted to climb down and be quiet, because I like people to like me, I like being one of the mice. This week I published a book … Continue reading

Marijuana Kills Cancer? Is that why you called it Killer Weed?

Oops-it appears that marijuana kills cancer cells and has other health benefits, according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse. By the time such information reaches a government website, it has had to crash through the gates of many Gate Keepers. It takes a long time. Meanwhile, no one’s life has not been touched by cancer, … Continue reading

Three Minutes of Sanity

Just a reminder: Relax, the world is going to keep spinning and beauty is all around you.

What One Little Person Does about Racism

We’re all prejudiced; that is, we all pre-judge based on appearance. Lots of us recognize this human tendency in ourselves and acknowledge that such judgments are often wrong. That’s not racism. Racism is DNA=Destiny. “Race” carries moral, physical and social inevitability. You can spot this when people say, “All Anglos ____” “Blacks all ____”  Mexicans … Continue reading

Longing for What No Longer Exists

Magic Barn on Amazon As a writer, I have noticed that English is rather limited. What is the word for longing for a thing that no longer exists? Nostalgia? Homesickness? That’s way too weak. But the Welsh have a word for it: “Hiraeth.” It’s pronounced “here-eyeth” (roll the “r”) Hiraeth is something that “comes on us.” A … Continue reading

Plummeting Off the Learning Curve

How’s is your week going? Good, I hope! I’m in the midst of learning new software, which came with a warning: Steep Learning Curve. NO! I don’t want to climb a steep learning curve! I want to have fun. But then, I have kind of divided my life into Fun and Learning Experiences-most of which … Continue reading

First Do No Harm-Second, Have Some Fun

My youngest daughter, Mica was rushing around this morning, somewhat anxious: “Mary must have texted me 50 times! Are you coming? Here are the kids you’ll be watching. I’ve added one more kid. Do you know any other volunteers? Is she dependable?” “What age are you watching?” I asked. “Five year-olds.” “Oh. Five year-olds are … Continue reading

You were adopted

Today was the day Trevor was told, “You were adopted.” It had to happen someday, and certainly it’s better at age six than age thirty, right? Why now? “He’s starting school in the fall and in this town everyone is so obsessed with color, they’ll ask him why he’s a different color than his parents,” … Continue reading

The Ancient Snake, baby

You may be aware of a persistent rumor that world leaders are actually alien reptiles, an idea widely promoted by David Icke. You can even find Youtube proof  (the most reliable kind of proof 🙂 in videos exposing world leaders: “Did you see it, their eyes changed!”   The Doors expressed the symbolic power of … Continue reading