Not Alone

As a survivor of sexual trauma, there’s small comfort in knowing that I am not alone. I am not alone in being triggered by the Trump campaign on a daily basis. I am not alone in my disgust. I am not alone in being obsessed with this national nightmare. I am not alone in wishing that all sexual predators will know the terror that they inflict. I am not alone in my pride for the courageous women and men who stand up to victimization. I am not alone in my anger. Speaking of anger… I am angry that I – and millions…

No reasoning with the unreasonable

It has been a wrenching couple of weeks. The ongoing drama of Right vs Left is only a part of the angst, but not the biggest part … no sirree. Lately, it’s felt uncomfortably close to ‘another day, another crisis’, with many hearts broken along the way. Contemplating the level of heartache across the country, and interacting with friends about it on social media, leaves me feeling numb and creatively paralyzed, but thankfully, not alone. Many words have already been written and spoken — by people far more articulate than I — about the injustice of lives broken by tragedy, I will simply share these thoughts…

The thousand-armed internet

The thousand-armed internet is throbbing in our collective consciousness. Whether that’s a good thing or bad depends on the day. One of the pitfalls of social media is that assumptions and reactions are way too easy to make. It can be especially challenging when daring to question a prevailing notion. The social media shrapnel for anyone daring to offer an alternative perspective or even ask an innocent question can be (literally) deadly. Before firing off a response to someone who posts a position that offends either through misinformation or pure nastiness, I recommend asking yourself these four questions: Am I reacting rather than responding? Am…

Making Progress!

Making the switch from Blogger, which has become second nature to me, is challenging and rewarding. Frustrations include not being able to add color to my headlines and learning how images are displayed. I think I’ve figured that one out, I’m happy to report I’ve created sites for others using WordPress, but every template is unique. Qua is elegant and clean, and is definitely a step up from Blogger. The only way to mastery is to keep at it, no matter what you do. So, let’s see if I’ve mastered adding images, with a few classics from Cezanne, just for…