I was in Barrow getting ready for a termination of parental rights trial when 9/11 happened. We “won” the termination. Seems like we’ve won precious little else since then. Continue reading →
If you want to read the best piece written in a long, long time on religion, go to
It’s an amazing piece. Continue reading →
So Trump wants to ban all Muslims based on the fact that some are terrorists. And we should call them all Muslim extremists because that’s their religion. So if we hold true to this logic, shouldn’t we also ban all white male Christians? I mean, they are the ones who have carried out the majority of terrorist attacks in America whether it be in a church, movie theater, school, university or workplace.
So from now on, I expect to hear Trump call them all Christian male extremists and demand that they all be deported. Continue reading →
In 1992, Queen Elizabeth II gave a speech in which she referred to the previous year as her “Annus Horribillis”, her horrible year. As Halloween decorations take over store displays that had once promoted grills, and yellow leaves cover our carefully tended green lawns, Americans have a right to look back on this past summer and think of it as our very own “atrox aestas”, horrible summer.
For those of you not familiar with Latin, let me apologize for using it so indiscriminately; but I had 16 years of Catholic schooling and many of those years involved learning Latin. It’s Continue reading →
I have dogs sleeping on either side of me since sharing the same side of the bed is not something they willingly do. I move my legs to get more comfortable and accidentally nudge one of the dogs. He gets up, heaves a sigh, stands for a moment smacking his lips, then turns around about three times and flops right back down where he was. And my legs still don’t have enough room. It seems to me that if I pay the bills, I should get at least enough leg room to stretch out my legs in bed, right? Well, Continue reading →
So I wrote to someone that we were having a wonderful few days of Indian summer here in Alaska when it occurred to me that the phrase “Indian summer” might be politically incorrect.
Sometimes navigating life in the 21st century can be very challenging. Continue reading →
Summer is over. Can Christmas be far away? Not according to the decorations already going up in some of the more obnoxious big stores. At least give me time to put my sandals away for the season. Continue reading →
Awkward conversation number one:
Said to a friend while at dinner. “So I’ve always wondered if your father ever actually sat you down and spoke to you about the fact that he was gay or did he just let the knowledge happen?”
Said by friend’s husband: “Well, now you have confirmation.”
Oops. Continue reading →
After listening to Trump’s speech post his Mexico visit, I have to say I want to do nothing more than hide under my bed in fear of life and limb. I don’t know about you but I don’t live in the America he described. I mean, where in the hell does this man get this crap from? Continue reading →
I don’t know when it started, but if I hear Trump’s voice on the radio or TV, my finger automatically hits the off button. Then I keep turning it off and on until I know his voice is gone. It’s the only thing that keeps me from barfing all day. Continue reading →