Rock On

Hear me that I love a dance!  Simply ain’t nothing else on this earth like live, from the source music.  I’m partial to a full electric sound, with the vibrations so strong they thicken the air, pulsing from the speakers as visible energy.  Into that soup I dive and into the groove I ascend.  The … More Rock On

Walnut Cake by Mail

Okay, so to start I’m going to confess I’m a long-time criminal.  Yup, it’s true.  The last time I committed the crime was December 20th.  It happened at the counter of our local branch of the United States Postal Service.  I know, that makes it a federal crime.  Scary stuff: prepare yourself. I drag my … More Walnut Cake by Mail

Love

I typically keep myself far away from the daily news cycle and heard nothing of the tragedy in Connecticut until my husband appeared home early from work to hug our children.  I did, however, catch on NPR this week a story on Syria where they interviewed children and families displaced by the violence there.  That … More Love

Money, Honey

The New York Times ran a Steven Rattner op-ed piece this morning titled The Rich Get Even Richer.  The article calls for our nation to address the ever widening income gap between the top richest one percent of Americans and the rest of us, citing new statistics derived by two French economists studying American’s 2010 … More Money, Honey

Peace

I do not know the ways of the people who live in the Kandahar Province of Afghanistan.  I do not know how to deliver my message in a manner that will be respectful.  I do not know the words one offers in Pashto to a parent who has lost their child.  For that matter, neither … More Peace

Neighborly Relations

It’s been a strange Monday.  Grumpy and contentious.  On my neighborhood list serve this morning someone posted a link to the American Foundation for Equal Rights (AFER).  The vote on Same Sex Marriage Amendment 1 comes up in May in North Carolina, so it’s at least timely.  But very quickly someone wrote in to ask … More Neighborly Relations