Water, Words, & Grief

The simple sentences from these grieving parents touched me like poems. From The Daily 360° from nytimes.com Miguel: I've had a lot of problems on the water and the land. I recently lost my daughters... I used to think only of fish when I came out here. Now I see my daughter's faces in the…

A Whole New Life

I've been posting here less often for a very good reason: after five years of under-employment, I landed a job. Dream Job I've gone to work for a company called Earth Resources Technology, a prime contractor for NOAA. The National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration is under the Department of Commerce. That's because the agency's sections, oceans and…

Can Art Warm You Up?

Libby VanderPloeg piles on the sweaters in this illustration which the Northern Hemisphere can relate to. Here's a wonderful VIDEO about her work. Artist Libby VanderPloeg demonstrates just how many layers it takes to get polar vortex-ready. via Bundle up for winter with this adorable GIF — Boing Boing

Barbara Kingsolver on Our Post Election World

UPDATE: I've excerpted the end of her article; click the links to read the entire peice. I'm relying on the words of beloved author Barbara Kingsolver's words about what's happened to our country and  where we go from here.  From the Guardian 11/23/16 If we’re artists, writers, critics, publishers, directors or producers of film or television, we…

12 Steps to Living with the Election Results

Dear readers: I have started several posts since last week's election results and haven't decided which impassioned essays will live or die. In the mean time, I come bearing gifts, this one from Nicholas Kristof of the (notoriously liberal) NY Times.  Link to complete original article Traumatized by the election results, many Americans are asking: What…

Comes the Thinning of the Veil

My mother died 24 years ago in late October, and we held her wake on All Soul's Day, November 1.  With all preparations completed, my father, brother and I were looking at a long, sleepless night ahead. It was All Hallow's Eve, Samhain, the night when the veil between the living and dead is the thinnest. On a late October…