I want to (eventually) learn bass guitar, but have really had little ear for it…

I've got two on the wall. I got to playing around (after my first few guitars--I know, I know) and all of a sudden saw an Ibanez that was very affordable on the wall. Got to playing with it, asking a bunch of questions about it, and snatched it up. It's very dark, not particularly … Continue reading I want to (eventually) learn bass guitar, but have really had little ear for it…

I may have orphaned myself yesterday, but only time (& more dreadful conversations) will tell…

It's become clear to me that other than our tempers, when it comes to the big things, my mother and I are polar opposites. I started yesterday morning off fine & was taking pics of some of what I was pulling from the garden (didn't want to risk losing them to the storm). We had … Continue reading I may have orphaned myself yesterday, but only time (& more dreadful conversations) will tell…

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…

One Positive Takeaway from the Coronavirus “Disruption”: No more Texas standardized testing bullshit this school year.

I am sure some people are trying damned hard to find something positive about this whole quarantine thing, and the restrictions that are easing up. Every day is a source of tension in some form or another. But I had to remember something for our kiddos out there, trying to do schoolwork at home and … Continue reading One Positive Takeaway from the Coronavirus “Disruption”: No more Texas standardized testing bullshit this school year.

Amazing how a grocery chain can enact an emergency plan & have it’s sh** together long before the government even starts to…

I have an H-E-B grocery about a dozen miles from my place. I went there on an errand when this whole mess was shutting things down (in the first waves of the Toilet Paper Wars, too). Things were orderly, and I wrote about it last week, so I won't rehash the whole weird day. I'll … Continue reading Amazing how a grocery chain can enact an emergency plan & have it’s sh** together long before the government even starts to…

Q #118: What the hell are truffles (and I don’t mean the chocolate kind)?

I was grabbing some things on my shopping list tonight (I plan to have a cooking, cleaning Christmas this year), and after freezing my butt off in the HUGE produce section, I went to the nearly-as big deli and "cheese shop" area. Cheese is tricky for me because I'm lactose intolerant, but in moderation I … Continue reading Q #118: What the hell are truffles (and I don’t mean the chocolate kind)?