Not Good Enough

Wide awake at 4 a.m. staring at the high desert clear night sky illuminated with stars. And out of nowhere I'm flooded with painful childhood memories. Feelings of humiliation, of being overlooked, ignored and alone are overwhelming. There are no adults in these memories. There's no one to blame for my interpretation of these rather … Continue reading Not Good Enough

Meaning and Good News

There is no meaning-to my life-to my small life, my small self. The meaning of life, any life, all of life, is life itself. When I die, I die. Therefore, let me live for today. How shall I live? Simply. So others may live. So that life may continue-long after I’m gone. Life! What is … Continue reading Meaning and Good News

I’m Back: Down with FB rants and Up with Back of Beyond

I've fallen down on my commitment to myself to post on at least a monthly basis. I beat myself up a bit, but now I'm back. Admittedly, since the election of Donald Trump for POTUS, I've become a FB junkie posting provovactive articles, devouring and commenting on news articles, and using FB to satisfy my … Continue reading I’m Back: Down with FB rants and Up with Back of Beyond

Trump’s Campaign of Bigotry: How to Move Forward

My friend recently posted a challenge on social media asking for perspectives on the content of Jamelle Bouie's article in Slate and  this is my response as I try to navigate through the fog. Racism and other forms of  bigotry (a person who is obstinately or intolerantly devoted to his or her own opinions and prejudices; especially … Continue reading Trump’s Campaign of Bigotry: How to Move Forward