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Category: HUMANKIND

Marked

I’ve not been myself since the election. Probably only rested a few hours during the election night. Did get some restful sleep last night but still feel out-of-sorts. Mostly, I’m confused, confused as to what is happening. Perhaps, my California bubble burst and I realize there’s a big bad world out there. A world of opposites, a world of conflict, and a world of hate. That sounds awful and I don’t want it to be true. At the same time, I know that anger is often born by sadness. Both… Read more Marked

Small Town Living

I live in a small town. I live and work here. My husband lives and works here. We bike to work. We walk to town. We seldom leave but when we do we take our one car. Perhaps to visit my mother or brother 3 hours away or perhaps to visit our daughter 2 plane hours away. Our sons are further away: 6 hours by plane, so we go once a year. We are privileged but not rich. Not like the people who have second homes in the hills. We… Read more Small Town Living

Depression

These days I feel depression. It happens here and there. Suddenly my mood drops. From one day to the next. Being fine one day I wake up the following morning and feel depressed. It’s weird. Because my situation hasn’t really changed. I still get up to write. I get up to take care of my cat. I get up to do some laundry. I get up to do some light cleaning. I get up to do grocery shopping. But my mood is different. I have lost purpose. I look for… Read more Depression

Safety is a Bad Word

What is safety? The dictionary tells us this: the condition of being safe from undergoing or causing hurt, injury, or loss Naturally, we all want to be safe, feel safe, and act safe. Whether we attribute this desire to human nature as such or to cultured behavior. My question is this: What do we do to feel safe ourselves and what do we do to have other people feel safe, such as loved ones, friends, communities, peers, colleagues, etc.? I can only answer this as to how I feel: The… Read more Safety is a Bad Word