Bringing out the big guns; or, my dog’s REALLY gonna hate me in the morning…

I've talked about my "escape artist retriever mix" before. He's broken his collar three times in the past year and I finally buckled down after the last time and got him fitted for a harness. He's gotten used to it, but I can tell lately he's gotten more annoyed and perturbed. Mostly because he can't … Continue reading Bringing out the big guns; or, my dog’s REALLY gonna hate me in the morning…

Confederate Statues Have Got to Go. A White Southern Woman Weighs In…

Taking down statues of people in states of rebellion who were fighting for and openly supporting an immoral system is NOT erasing history: it's history MAKING. Actually, it's also correcting the record. Those statues were an attempt to erase history already: the history of the gains made during the 1867-1877 Reconstruction era... gains allowed to … Continue reading Confederate Statues Have Got to Go. A White Southern Woman Weighs In…

I had my hair shorn as a reminder, & it was the smallest thing that happened today…

Okay, that requires some explanation. I've had difficulty with my long, double-cowlick, curlyish hair most of my life. I'd been threatening to just have the stylist shave it all off for weeks. After some reading up on the state of the world, and really thinking about things I could do for myself and others, I … Continue reading I had my hair shorn as a reminder, & it was the smallest thing that happened today…

History Repeats & it Stinks: Bill Maher’s June 2018 New Rule Dumps on the Thin Blue Line

Strange how this video popped up on my view list today, and I watched it maybe three times. A week shy of two years ago, Bill Maher had this final New Rule to close the evening's show, with his typical sardonic commentary that hits so damn close to home right now. Scary how few of … Continue reading History Repeats & it Stinks: Bill Maher’s June 2018 New Rule Dumps on the Thin Blue Line

A police reckoning has arrived (from Square Cop in a Round World’s blog)

I was wondering when I'd find more than a sound-byte or photo regarding police and what they think about all this that's going on: the riots, Mr. Floyd's death, the "bad apples." Well, there's a voice out there I like to read, and though sometimes I'm not sure how I feel about what she's saying … Continue reading A police reckoning has arrived (from Square Cop in a Round World’s blog)

When good words are not enough, but at least they’re something… perhaps even a start.

I've been getting headaches over the past few weeks thanks to all the awful things going on in the U.S. I try to think about other things and work on my yard, but somehow the images crop up to make me explode with emotion. A cop kneeling on a man's neck while others scream for … Continue reading When good words are not enough, but at least they’re something… perhaps even a start.

When “you get what you pay for” means you’ve lost not just money, but time as well.

I wasn't feeling very good today, just general tiredness from the storm the night before waking me up several times. I finished most of my notebook regarding plants I'm working with and any specs and instructions I can find on them, and then went to check on what I already had planted versus what was … Continue reading When “you get what you pay for” means you’ve lost not just money, but time as well.