Infinity of Mirrors

“…though evil must be opposed, when it is fought with evil’s ways it must ultimately corrupt and strangle the opposer.” Richard Condon (dust cover of An Infinity of Mirrors) Richard Condon’s horrific story of Hitler’s reign left an indelible mark on me in my twenties. Not just because of the history of the holocaust, I […]

Sex Talk from Grammy – again….

Today is Blog Action Day. And I can raise my voice on any subject I choose! Dear Grandsons and Granddaughters: Real men don’t denigrate women or other men. They don’t see them only as objects of their own needs and desires. They don’t feel entitled to impose their will on others. Grown women don’t willingly […]

The Time Has Come

I have never really seen the joke in this year’s political circus but I am serious now. My daughter has challenged me to speak up and I must begin. Trump'[s beliefs appall me so greatly that I have been speechless. But here I am…speaking up! I believe we are all one and that what happens […]

Mothers, don’t let your babies grow up…

Human trafficking is not a new subject. It is easy, however, to relegate it to India or Thailand. Anywhere but home. Lisa Ling penetrated our bubble a couple of years ago with her segment on Our America. Soon after that my husband and  I attended a fundraiser sponsored by Shine a Light,* that completely burst […]

On being more invisible than normal…

This is the way I have looked for the last week or so. It leads to interesting observations. Of course, the people who know me realize that I had surgery for Entropion and that I am well pleased to go through a bit of battering and bruising after a year with the irritation of eyelashes […]

Oregon – I am Ashamed!

“There are gonna be moments as we go forward where we’re gonna have to come together and figure out how do we stop things like this from happening,” Obama said in brief remarks after meeting with families. “I’ve got very strong feelings about this because when you talk to the families you are reminded this […]

Earth Day

Many years ago my husband and I had the privilege of visiting Michoacan, Mexico to see the glorious gathering of Monarch butterflies. Along with my gratitude for such a privilege, I feel a responsibility to do what I can to preserve the world for these creatures. What I do for them, I am doing for […]

Naming Names

My husband often repeats a family catch-phrase, “Call me anything but late for dinner”. I guess I can go with that. I am who I am no matter what I am called.  Although I have been touchy about some things. I don’t like people shortening my name to Lynn. My sister-in-law is the only one […]

Our Daughters, Our Sisters

Mother’s Day is approaching. I am one of the lucky mothers. I may not see or speak to every one of my children and grandchildren on this coming Sunday, but as of today, I know that they are safe and well. They have not been stolen. They have not been killed or maimed by accident […]

Questions re Segregation from My Granddaughter…

I entered a keyword this morning to search for a misplaced email.  And down the rabbit hole I went… In 2010, my granddaughter, then a senior in high school, sent me this request: “Hey Grammy! So I have this interview that we have to do for my Geo-Political Studies class. I was wondering if you […]