The Truth of Cats

Anyone who says  that cats are aloof have clearly not met my cats. My husband and I have two tuxedo kitties, Jax and Leo Jax was abandoned by his mother shortly after his birth on the front porch of our friend, B. We got him when he was about seven weeks old. Leo was a … Continue reading The Truth of Cats

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How I Realized You Can Like Individuals from Other Races and Still Be Racist

There is a really weird phenomenon I have become aware of in recent years that I will call Camouflaged Racism. The Camouflaged Racist does not initially seem racist. He has friends that are from other races. He may very well love actors and artists from different races. It is possible to be white and like Will Smith … Continue reading How I Realized You Can Like Individuals from Other Races and Still Be Racist

You Can Be a Time Traveler

One of my most painful memories is a time in elementary school when I felt like some of my classmates I liked very much deserted me. In my young mind, I interpreted this as my friends deserting me because I was not special enough or pretty enough or good enough. I didn't realize it until … Continue reading You Can Be a Time Traveler

You Don’t Have to Figure It All Out Now

This morning was one of those mornings in which I worked myself into an anxious stew because I was thinking about everything I had to do and worrying about how I would get it all done. And then I stopped and thought to myself, "Why do I think I have to have everything figured out … Continue reading You Don’t Have to Figure It All Out Now

The Very Hard Year, Dinosaurs, and Losing and Finding Magic

This post is about losing and finding magic. I have always believed in magic. I first discovered magic at my Grandma and Grandpa's house, which was a lovely, old country parsonage in Chehalem Valley, Oregon. It had a beautiful weeping willow tree out back; baby kittens; and delightful creaky dormer rooms in which I would … Continue reading The Very Hard Year, Dinosaurs, and Losing and Finding Magic

Only Bigfoot Can Save Us

People say that Bigfoot does not exist because if he did, we would have discovered him by now. But I don't think that is right at all. We haven't found Bigfoot yet because we are not ready. Growing up in the Pacific Northwest, I've had a long-standing interest in Bigfoot.  This interest was recently rekindled … Continue reading Only Bigfoot Can Save Us