Author Archives: Elizabeth

Frost on the Windowpane

It’s been a while since we’ve had weather as dangerously cold as this. The past two winters were mild and not terribly snowy, enabling me to walk around outdoors in sneakers most of the time. I hardly needed my boots. … Continue reading

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How Much Longer Must We Put Up With 45?

I understand that 45 was the lesser of two evils for the people who voted for him. I understand that people wanted someone who would wake Washington up. But, now that we’ve seen how incapable and how dangerous this man … Continue reading

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If Pets Were in Charge of the World

My husband and I have lived with dogs and cats for close to 30 years. Not just one, mind you, but several at the same time. We are suckers for a sad face. Pets carefully guard their own territories. (Sound … Continue reading

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Harvey Reveals the Best in Us

What it all boils down to is this: Racial and tribal politics mean nothing in the face of human suffering. In the face of Hurricane Harvey’s devastation. Twice this week, I’ve seen photographs on my Facebook feed of white helping … Continue reading

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Nothing Will Change if Good People Lose Hope

I’ve stayed silent all these months because the heart went out of me. I lost interest in writing. What difference would it make, I told myself. I can watch MSNBC all day, every day, and nothing will change. Trump will … Continue reading

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Just Breathe

For a moment, just breathe. Let’s think. Oh, Saturday’s women’s marches captivated me. Inspired me to action and to hope that we don’t need to settle for the next four years. I am old enough to remember the Nixon years, … Continue reading

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Democracy No Longer

America can no longer call itself a democracy with the rise of Trumpism. Ours is a government by and for the wealthy. If working people figured anywhere in the equation, our Fearless Leader-Elect would have appointed men and women with … Continue reading

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Climate Change is my Standing Rock

The inspirational Eve Marko posted in her blog the other day about the origin of the term Standing Rock, which got me wondering about the nature of my own personal Standing Rock. What is mine? What is the one truth, … Continue reading

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I Have to Be the Change I Want to See in the World

As this week’s events at The Ohio State University unfolded on my television screen, my thoughts turned to the time when my young granddaughters enter college, in the not-so-distant future. Run Hide Fight. Excellent preparation, as it turns out, but … Continue reading

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ROAR

Yesterday, for the first time, I voted for a woman for president. We are silent no longer. Our struggle for equal rights has come to this. Thank you, Elizabeth Cady Stanton. Thank you, Susan B. Anthony. I hope our future … Continue reading

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