Posts tagged: community

How I Caught the Cooties and How I Got Rid of Them

Working in a chilly corporate environment, with clear distinctions between the people that mattered and those that didn’t, I came down with that dreaded child hood disease: the cooties. My marriage to a man whom I once dearly loved and thought would be my life partner ended when I was 50. The social scene in … Continue reading How I Caught the Cooties and How I Got Rid of Them

The bathrobe party and the dark years

Left over baked russet potatoes are one of my favorite ingredients. This week’s stash prompted a flashback to the Bathrobe Party. In 1985, the impromptu sendoff for my roommate’s adventurous move to Austin, Texas by train was by far the best of many memorable parties with a treasured group of dancing fools—beloved house-slipper-distance friends who … Continue reading The bathrobe party and the dark years

Act to counteract bitter, divisive politics

The bitter, divisive politics that has swept this country threatens our great democracy. When we give into the corrosive, pervasive feelings of fear and scarcity, we sink into despair. We must counteract this trend by rebuilding our country, neighborhood-by-neighborhood. Join the with the millions who are on the case. Get off the couch, put down … Continue reading Act to counteract bitter, divisive politics