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
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
The Transition Town movement syncs perfectly with the cooperative business model: tapping synergies to meet the need for better food, nutrition housing and health care that “the market” has overlooked.
I don’t know anything about children. I feel incompetent and I miss the point. As one of the youngest in my family, I wasn’t around younger children until I baby sat as a teenager, the first job I ever hated. When I was 13, I failed as half of the team assigned to keep the … Continue reading How I kept children quiet
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
Traveling southbound on the Pulaski bus, I was surprised to find a Lake Streeter sitting next to me. As we talked, I looked up and saw about six other Lake Streeters on the same bus. I wanted to finish the conversation and to greet my other friends as well. Then I woke up. Pulaski Road, … Continue reading Come out, come out, wherever you are!