Fighting The Hate Machine

We watched BlacKkKlansman last night. It is mind-boggling to me that we are still, as human beings, fighting over skin color, religion, gender. It baffles me how people like David Duke and Trump exist in this world - that they have followers who actively and enthusiastically answer their call for »

Me, My Thyroid, and I

My thyroid and I have been through a lot together over the course of our lifetime and though I've managed to land on the side of happiness, my thyroid has not. Consequently, I have taken matters into my own hands. »


I wrote this poem to help me battle depression. Sometimes in the process of writing, I am able to garner strength to battle the demons in my mind. »

Looking Down - It's Okay

There is a lot of talk these days about how people spend too much time on their phones looking down. What people are actually upset about is that they do not know what you are doing when they look at you. »

My First MakerSpace Project!

My first project on the laser cutter at Claremont MakerSpace was a success! It's a simple game of memory with my grandsons' favorite characters engraved on wooden tiles. »


This is something I wrote during a bout of insomnia. I was lying in bed thinking about the reasons I often don't write what I feel like writing. These thoughts emerged. »

The Quest for Feminism

In her quest to overthrow oppression, break glass ceilings, and gain equality in a male-dominated world, woman should take care not to emulate the most depraved characteristics that allowed her captor to reign in the first place. »

Otherwise, I Am

Otherwise, I Am God is who reveals us unto ourselves - not otherwise. Fools, we venture: Here am I! Til the heavens insist otherwise. Rebels, we writhe indignantly This be I! No otherwise! Gnarling, we flail impertinently, gnashing 'gainst the otherwise. Until we, defeated, drop kneeling to God's otherwise. Hail! »

Audacity to Tell My Story

There's a larger story - the one still locked behind prison bars, both figuratively and literally. I want to find that kind of audacity - the audacity to tell my story. »

Why I upgraded to Nest Protect

I recently purchased three Nest Protect smoke/carbon monoxide detectors for our home. There are quite a few contenders out there in terms of smart detectors but I had already enjoyed a positive experience with Nest products so I leaned that way again. Shortly after we bought our home, I »

What I'm Listening To...

These days, I always seem to be listening to something. My work days, long car rides, and housekeeping extravaganzas are usually accompanied by music, audio books, news, or podcast binges. Here's a peek at my current listening menu. News### I listen to a lot of news. Not as much as »