Category: current events

Life right now.

Astromancy Blaming

Mercury gets the hell out of retrograde on Sunday, the 21st. Until then, duck.

Black Women Inventors

On International Day of Women and Girls in Science I’d like to single out several Black women who saw a problem and applied technology to fix it.

Looking After Yourself During This Time of Turmoil

Meaningful self-care has to do with you, who you are, your state of mind, and the direction of your life.

The Ant’s Story

M.F.K. Fisher’s advice on stockpiling: Probably the best way to stock your shelf is to buy two cans of vegetables and so forth when you only need one, if your local rationings [modern revision: if available] allows it. Make a list of what you would like to have, and gradually accumulate it, if you can afford it….whiskey and a good stable wine.”

The Way We Live Now

Do these encounters add up to mere emotional figments or legitimate weights to pile on my increasingly unglued condition about current and future national events?

Impeachment Pie Redux

The world was so simple then when I wrote the piece below to get us through impeachment.

Flipping Out With a Sassy Girl!

Amee Vanderpool’s smart cheekiness will get us through today.


Oh praise the stars and moon, the awesomeness of Jupiter’s and Saturn’s brilliant kiss, the rivers of compassion and grit.

4 A.M. Black Forest Cherry Cheesecake

This takes me to 3:42 a.m. It’s not that I can not sleep, it’s that I can not stay asleep.

Six Ways to Find Joy During the Holidays

This year’s holiday season is anything but normal. Despite this, with some effort, we can still celebrate and discover ways to find joy, hope and connection.