My dog tried to break me last Tuesday

Right now, at this very moment, which is 6:54 am on Tuesday, April 27, 2021, our dog is laying in the hallway in front of my office, her bushy tail spilling through the doorway. She has been doing some combination of barking, whining and huffing for going on an hour...

The Physics of Rage

Divine rage is fierce, disciplined, and visionary…The aim of divine rage is not vengeance but to reorder the world.– Valarie Kaur in See No Stranger: A Memoir and Manifesto on Revolutionary Love This feels like a particularly scary time in history to be exploring...

The Moldy Maraschino of Selflessness

 A bunch of years ago, back during my first marriage, there was this one particular visit with his family. My then-hubby was a little ramped up about it, as many of us can get in the run-up to a visit that evokes a complexity of feelings. I got a little ramped...

Big Emotions and Bad Behaviors

Theresa and I are streaming a show that can be summarized as what a soap opera would look like if made by the production crew at Hallmark. Honestly, I pick on it mercilessly and then I easily go back for more. Like I said, soap opera qualities. In a recent episode, a...

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