No justice.

The grand jury in the Breonna Taylor investigation came to a decision today. It was, not surprisingly, not satisfying in the realm of giving her some justice. Now all hell is breaking loose in Louisville. Again, not surprised. As I was writing, a quote came up on Facebook that I want to also put here:…

Almost six months

***Long post*** In a “normal” time, this Friday, September 18, I would be getting on a plane with my sister for our first trip to France (Paris first then the Riviera). The Paris days were our own, but the Riviera days were to be spent with a group to delve into creativity. This trip was…

August re-cap

Welcome to September. In August, I participated in an Instagram challenge called #augustbreak2020 that is created by Susannah Conway. She gives prompts for every day of the month and you post a photo inspired by that prompt. Some are easy, others are a little tough. The last day’s prompt was: August was…. My answer was…

a world of extremes

The U.S.A. has, unfortunately, a two-party political system. Democrats are my preferred party, but only because I dislike the Republican take on most everything. Both parties are rolling in money from mega-donors. Both parties have incredibly savvy spin doctors. Both parties, I assume, have so many ‘behind-the-scenes’ people making deals that we will never know…

Five months

It was five months ago today that CA Governor Newsom ordered the shelter-in-place order for the state due to the threat of the COVID-19. As of this writing, 8:41 pm, California has lost 11,686 of its people to the disease. And it has the highest number of confirmed cases in the U.S. at just over…

Book-alikes

This term is one I just invented for the phenomenon when you are reading two different books that you didn’t know anything about, just selected them each randomly, but then the books have many similar characteristics. Case in point, I just finished two different books, but here are their similarities:1. Mostly set in New Hampshire…

July recap

I don’t know how much sense it makes to do a recap for a month that was basically the same as the previous month, the one before that, and before that, and before that. Yes, July was another Covid-19 quarantine-shelter-in-place-stay-home month. At least it was here. I’m seeing folks who are going on vacations, and…

This week

Something changed in the last week. Sports are back. Baseball started a shortened season of 60 games. They don’t have fans in the seats, but they do have bigger than life-size cardboard cutouts in the seats behind home plate and along the baselines. The teams still travel. There was an outbreak on the Marlins’ team…

quick check-in

COVID-19 still here. Surging. Most schools in SoCal will be doing online remote learning this fall. No sports. No in-person live music. No in-restaurant dining. There are MANY people who ‘don’t believe’ in wearing a face covering. It’s mind-boggling. Protests still happening, surprisingly unrelated for the most part to the surge in the virus. There…

it feels different

long post warning Before COVID-19 became part of our everyday energy, back in February, Ahmaud Arbery went for a jog in Georgia and was shot dead in the street by a citizen who claims he thought Arbery was a burglar. As the first stay-at-home orders were being considered, in mid-March, Breonna Taylor and her boyfriend…