When I don’t quite understand something, I often say, talk to me like I’m a five-year-old. I wish someone would explain what is happening in the U.S. to me like I’m a five-year-old. I don’t understand how the man in the Oval Office is still there after the lies, the harassment, the lack of mental… Continue reading Explain so a Five-Year-Old Would Understand
July 20, 2020 Dear Rachel, Are you okay? Have they gotten to you? Are you being threatened? Are you in a funk? What’s happened? I’m writing because I’m worried about you. You seem to be in a rut. I’ve not seen the hard hitting news you used to bring to the world every day. You… Continue reading Dear Rachel…
Today has been a day of gathering thoughts, reflecting on life, and making cookies. A friend listed things for which she is thankful on Facebook today. As I collect my thoughts, here are a few things I’m thankful for today: Being food secure Being shelter secure Having a loving husband, my rock Having a dog… Continue reading Gathering My Thoughts
As I believe with most parents, we have often told our children if they ever get into a situation in which they need an excuse to get out of the situation, or to be able to say no while saving face with friends, they can use us as the reason for saying no or refusing… Continue reading We Need a Heavy
My husband and I broke down today to order Disney+. We did it just to finally be able to watch Hamilton. The musical was as good as the hype, which is a rare occurrence anymore. As I was watching it, all I could think about was how did we get to this point in our… Continue reading rise up, Rise Up, RISE UP!
Simon Sinek uses a term, “ethical fading,” in his book, The Infinite Game. In the book, Sinek is referring to the Wells Fargo scandal in which several thousand employees created bogus accounts to essentially make their quotas look good. The ethical fading defines how these employees could know they were doing wrong, but since it… Continue reading The So-Called 4th Pillar of Democracy is Complicit
I am not a Walmart fan. Over my lifetime I may, may have shopped at Walmart maybe a total of 10 times, mainly the one close to my mom because there really isn’t that much around her, and once near where I live now because it was the only place that had a home blood… Continue reading Now I Might Have to Rethink Walmart
Open the schools! Kids need to be back in school! The economy needs schools to be open! Other countries have reopened their schools! Let’s stop and think about what might be different about the United States than other countries. Hmmm… Them: Responded fairly quickly. U.S.: Ignored it for months. Them: Closed down nationally for at… Continue reading What’s the Difference? Federal Response!
When I think about a half-bushel, I always think, “That’s not too many peaches!” Then, when I have them out on a table, a half-bushel looks a little more daunting. Then, when I have to start peeling them, a half-bushel looks very daunting! The Peach Truck came through last week and I picked up my… Continue reading One-half Bushel of Peach Truck Peaches
I didn’t use to be a hugger. Then I met two dear friends who taught me the value of a hug. The warmth conveyed through a hug. The support felt from a hug. The love transmitted by a hug. How healing a hug can be. I miss giving friends and family hugs. It was always… Continue reading When a Hug is not just a Hug