“Hey — How About a Turn-Signal?”

“Hey — How About a Turn-Signal?”

It doesn’t matter if I’m on foot doing my 5k, or driving in the city. People around me are definitely not thinking about what they’re doing. In a busy shopping area, they’ll step off a curb, right in front of my moving car. In an intersection, both of us going...
A Question Might Be Someone’s Lifeline

A Question Might Be Someone’s Lifeline

I can come off as ‘nosey’ sometimes – asking too many questions. I’m not trying to offend, I’m just so curious about people. Why they do what they do. My (mistaken) assumption is that most people are like me, happy to share. In my own defense, sometimes asking a...
Unpacking the “Privilege” Perspective

Unpacking the “Privilege” Perspective

I’ve gotten just a little hyper-focused on our collective ideas about “Privilege” lately. The word is everywhere these days. Like an unwanted pop-up in my brain, it tries to filter – even block — what I do, think and say. What is privilege and should I be...
Welcome Home: finding Family without one

Welcome Home: finding Family without one

The weather’s colder. “It’s the Holiday Season!” messaging infiltrates my media searches, daily travels, and streaming. Never mind that we’re as far away from any kind of normalcy as we can be. The pandemic lurks over us all like the Grinch. Still, just like every...
Getting-past Being “Ghosted”

Getting-past Being “Ghosted”

Needing escape – and the tiny sense of forward motion that hopping on the freeway always gives me – I headed to a bookstore. Heading towards the Fiction isle, two twenty-somethings were already there, in deep discussion. Not about books, but job searches. One guy was...
Celebrating the Single Life

Celebrating the Single Life

So last night I watched “The Way I See It”. That’s the title of Pete Souza’s – Official Photojournalist for the Barack Obama presidency – documentary. Amazing images & heart-aching memories for a lot of us here in the States. Pete shared a...
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