Category Archives: Personal Relationships

Things you don’t ask.

I have family who are Republicans. Some things I just don’t ask them. Like: Marjorie Taylor Greene is your representative. Did you vote for her? Marjorie Taylor Greene is the QAnon Representative from Georgia who in 2018 tweeted approval of … Continue reading

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Trumpsters.

I have been struggling with my feelings about several of my relatives. I feel they are good people, who have been there for me when I needed me. They are against the death penalty. They have never expressed racist comments … Continue reading

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Empathy.

One of my brothers lives in one of the reddest of red states. He works in an “essential industry” (not healthcare) so he has no option to stay at home. If he stays at home he loses his job (and … Continue reading

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It’s Valentine’s Day. Time to go read some appropriate holiday fiction: The Glass Menagerie by Tennessee Williams and Nathaniel West’s “Miss Lonelyhearts” spring to mind. At least those of us who are not happy campers today can celebrate tomorrow: it … Continue reading

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Love.

Love is patient; love is kind; love is not envious or boastful or arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice in wrongdoing, but rejoices in the … Continue reading

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By all rights, I should be unhappy.  I have been struggling on my own for four weeks now, with another two and a half before the Rocket Scientist comes back from Antarctica.  (You know those studies that say you need … Continue reading

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Oh, dear…

Hanlon’s Razor: “Never attribute to malice that which is adequately explained by stupidity.” Or carelessness. Or overwork. Or simple mental fatigue. Or distract…ooh! squirrel! Via Facebook (where I sadly get too much information that is interesting in my life), I … Continue reading

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I love you.

Rachel Kay Albers on why she never plays hard to get. I agree with her completely, and  I do as she does, with one notable exception:  with romantic partners, unless I was very sure that I knew how they felt about … Continue reading

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I wish you joy.

On Tuesday, I went to Grace Cathedral to walk the labyrinth.  Something I was involved in had just ended on Monday, and between that ending and my job assignment being completed, and just life generally, I felt in need of … Continue reading

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Nobody’s going to die….

I was planning this morning to blog about the BP oil spill, and my reaction to it. But you know what? It is a lovely day here in Northern California (albeit with a promise of serious heat later) and blogging … Continue reading

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A letter to the Almighty.

Dear God, I’m really furious. I’ve been working on this acceptance business. Really, I have been. I have let go of needing to know why N. died even though she just turned forty. Of why C. has to raise two … Continue reading

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For Whom the Bell Tolls.

I am two thousand miles from my home, in the dining room of my mother-in-law. I have come here to see my husband’s sister-in-law, who is in the last stages of brain cancer. I have never been around dying people … Continue reading

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