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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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

Women are Changing the World (And How They Can Continue To Do So)

Recently, somebody famous and powerful said, "When you are a star...you can do anything." And he proceeded to describe the things he did and the places he grabbed without permission. Apparently lots of other famous and powerful men have thought this same thing, and they have been doing and grabbing things without permission for a … Continue reading Women are Changing the World (And How They Can Continue To Do So)

Rajneeshees, Indoctrination, and Perilous Politicians: When Party Politics Functions Like a Cult

The Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh is one of the most vivid memories I have from growing up in Oregon in the seventies and eighties. The Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh was a guru from India who set up a commune in The Dalles, Oregon. His followers all wore orange and red and were searching for enlightenment, of course. … Continue reading Rajneeshees, Indoctrination, and Perilous Politicians: When Party Politics Functions Like a Cult

Why Our Political Discussions are Getting Us Nowhere and Three Things we Can Do About It

The current state of our political discourse causes me a lot of anxiety. When I hear people from two different political persuasions discuss a sensitive political topic in personal conversation (or social media or anywhere else), it most often devolves (almost immediately) into name-calling, interrupting, shouting, sarcasm, disrespect, and general rudeness and hostility. Where Has … Continue reading Why Our Political Discussions are Getting Us Nowhere and Three Things we Can Do About It

Four Things Men Can Do To Empower Women Every Day

The last year has made it clear that we still have much work to do in the United States (and the world in general) to make sure that women are treated with respect and dignity--that the world is a safe place for them to live in. In the last year, we elected a president whose … Continue reading Four Things Men Can Do To Empower Women Every Day