Statues Are Not History

The current debate over removing or leaving in place statues of people (okay, mostly white men) who did something in history should be thought of as ‘should we revere these people? Or should we leave them to history to explain in all their human foibles? Take Teddy Roosevelt for example. The statue in front of…

What Comes After?

By now we have all seen and heard the ripples coming off of the murder of George Floyd. Cities are defunding their PD, and Minneapolis is even going so far as to disband theirs. What I am asking is ‘what comes next?’ Once cities and towns take these steps, what should come after? I have…

A Virus, A Pandemic, A Ramble

Ramble Ramble. It’s a gorgeous day outside. The sun is up, the winds are mostly gone. I have daffodils blooming on the front banks of my lawn. The lawn itself could use some care, but that’s not likely to happen anytime soon. Ramble ramble. It’s been about 5 weeks now that we are in a…

What’s the Worst Pain

(Image from rather.com) I’ve heard women say that childbirth is the worst physical pain in the world and I won’t dispute that. Between childbirth and any sort of physical menstruation pain, yes. accepted. What could be worse? How about the pain of knowing? And then having to LIVE with the knowing for the rest of…