Category Archives: awareness

Where’s the protest?

Okay, is it time to come out fighting yet?   Some would say it’s overdue.*  Talk about the emperor having no clothes!   For example, the number of people who still believe that privatization of everything is the answer, is ridiculous.  Pathetic!  … Continue reading

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The auntie thing…

As my nephew and I sat on the back deck drinking beer, watching the trees, and discussing the state of the world, I remembered my relationship with Aunt Mabel, when I was his age – mid twenties. We’ve lived nearby … Continue reading

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Thinking about ‘critical-judgmental’…

I posted this on Facebook recently*: “Ploughing through the shock-value, mud and bugs in the swamp of this gentleman’s lifestyle/behaviour, I was rewarded by the Precious inside him…. Smells like integrity to me – a quality I profoundly respect and … Continue reading

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Desperate need…

Like most moms, I love my children enough that I would probably die for them.  I also enjoy their cousins and their friends, especially now that my kids are in their thirties, and the others have been coming around for … Continue reading

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Halloween – the ‘junk model’

The earliest Hallowe’en I remember I was about seven.  Mom had made crepe-paper costumes (made from a bought pattern) for my sister and me.  I was somehow not thrilled, partly because my sister got to be a rose (her name … Continue reading

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Blogging consciousness…

Why do I blog?   Probably the majority of bloggers ask themselves, occasionally, why they do it, what they are after.    Am I posting too often, or too little?   And ultimately “What is my goal?” * When I ask myself why, … Continue reading

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The habit of despair

Last night I watched the very moving documentary Crooked Beauty* about Jacks McNamara’s  life, art, music, poetry, and activism – threaded through her experience of mental illness.  I’ll watch it again.  I was reminded of something I’ve been thinking about, … Continue reading

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