Aries Rocks

There’s a cluster of birthdays going on now – some of my favorite folks – those I know and those I admire. Top of the list on the latter is Anne Lamott who posted this last year for her 61st birthday and reposted it yesterday for her 62nd. All this happens on her Facebook page. […]

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Paint The Garage

Yesterday’s post sparked a number of spirited comments on Facebook, but none was more perfectly timed than one mentioning this article from The Guardian by Stephen W. Thrasher. It has been two years since Thrasher’s sister died of a rare sarcoma she had for 15 years. He addresses exactly my problem with Joan Lunden’s comments – […]

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Oh, Joan

There’s little I love more than celebrities telling everyone else how to do breast cancer. Enter Joan Lunden, everyone’s favorite perky blonde. And here’s the funny part. When I read this interview with her in Prevention, I agreed with much of what she says. She comes across as honest and vulnerable, speaking the same truth […]

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Speed Bump

On the news this morning regarding yesterday’s primary election results, I heard Ohio called “a speed bump” for Donald Trump’s campaign. So on behalf of the Speed bump State, you’re welcome, Sane America. Remember this the next time you are on the verge of making fun of Ohio. Now, back to my reflection on how […]

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Tipping Point?

In my last post, I made the case that we all bear responsibility for Trump. The natural corollary is that we all bear responsibility for fixing this. But how? Since that post on March 5, I believe things have gotten worse, culminating in a man punching a protester in the face as he was leaving […]

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Clutching and Grapsing

Our reaction to the success of candidate Donald Trump ranges from clutching pearls to grasping straws. Future historians, with their time-distance and increased omniscience, will best be able to explain the totality of this moment, but that doesn’t stop people from trying to do it now. My favorite silliness comes from former Governor Bobby Jindal who […]

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Hall’s Law

Godwin’s Law is a theory of internet interaction which postulates that the longer an online discussion continues, the more likely it is that someone will make a Hitler or Nazi comparison. Today, I’d like to propose a new law – the more someone wants to win an emotional argument, the more likely is that person […]

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Doomed

I am, by nature, a sunny side up kind of gal. I believe there is a basic benevolence to the universe and that the true nature of all its components is goodness. A go-to explanation of mine paraphrases Sharon Salzberg – all beings want to be happy and that urge is righteous. However, ignorance is a […]

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Melt The Guns

“We do not have to accept this carnage as the price of freedom.” ~ President Barack Obama, 1/5/16 “I reject the notion that this is an acceptable price of freedom.” ~ Me, 12/4/15 “Second Amendment rights are important, but there are other rights that we care about as well. And we have to be able […]

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