Toxic: [ENTER] at your Own Risk

I’m not the first to notice, nor will I be the last. The culture that is out there on the internet ranges from helpful and comforting to extreme toxicity. So much so that people have committed suicide, stopped talking to long-time friends, stopped going to local community gatherings, etc. We’ve created this Thing out there,…

My Ancestors Came from Shitholes

Whether or not the president said shitholes isn’t on the agenda here today. My ancestors came from shitholes. They were escaping the terrible conditions they faced. They wanted a better life. There’s no difference between my ancestors escaping from the pogroms of Russia in the late 19th and early 20th centuries and the Latin Americans…

Bombed Weather

Not gonna go into weather details. You’ve seen that from many other sources. Suffice it to say, across a lot of the US, it’s fekkin’ COLD!! The bomb cyclone hit my home area yesterday, and, while the snow was not a huge deal, the winds were. We had 40-50 mph gusts rattling windows all over…

Remembering Mom

My mother is in her mid 70s and losing her memory. We don’t have a diagnosis yet, but it most likely is Alzheimers, the same disease that took her mom, my gramma. It’s heartbreaking for me to see her this way. Forgetting where things are, forgetting things she’s been told just moments before, forgetting how…

Dear OB-GYNS:

Dear OB-GYNS: I’d like to call your attention to a subject that may make you wince. Hysterectomies in young women. What, you say? Take away a young woman’s ability to have children? No. Never. What reason could a young woman have for not wanting children at some future date? I’ll tell you. Because you don’t…

Finding Ways to Speak Out

Sometimes you just get bogged down by all the information. You want to share it, you want to make sure information gets out there. But there’s so much of it, and not all of it is real, truthful, trusted. One has to be careful what one shares. Finding a voice. That’s what I’ve been up…

Thinking Out Loud

You haven’t written anything lately…. So says the brain. Yeah, I’ve been avoiding. But I’m here now. Oh good. Write something amazing! Yeah, about that. Amazing doesn’t happen quickly for me… You are avoiding again! You should write more!  I’m here, aren’t I? And I changed the title and tagline of this blog to reflect…