When I forgave my parents, I found my… self

“And when he finally did let me drive, I tried to will myself to drive the car into a pole; I was that miserable. I didn’t want to be his wife; it meant I was his property; but I had you two little girls; and y’all were delightful; he was…” My mother’s voice trailed off,…

If a corporation is a “Person,” what’s its gender identity?

If everyone is equal under the law in the USA, no matter our gender, then why is gender identity causing so many conflicts in our courts and greater culture? And if corporations are considered to be people under the law, then those corporations must also have a gender identity, which is what? And how can…

From hobbyist eBay power seller to independent online store: MyDollMall.com

After earning Power Seller status with 100% positive feedback on eBay selling thousands of dolls, doll fashion sets, accessories, and related items, I decided to take the remaining items in my collections and … yes, create an independent online store with my collector-customers in mind. Enter: MyDollMall.com. I’ve been removing and timing out the listings…

As the chips, and the hair, fell from my shoulders …

Presence of mind Clarity of thought I know who I am For I see who I’m not While in the hair salon the other day, my awesome stylist, who has been cutting and coloring my hair for over a decade, commented that the past few times I’ve been in, she’s noticed that I seem much…

Such fun finding treasures in the local Heirlooms For Hospice store

Yes, running errands the other day was downright fun, the last stop being a donations drop off at our local Heirlooms For Hospice secondhand store. Locals donate nice items, which are then sold in the shop to help support our local world class Hospice organization. (And when I say world class, I mean it; an…

In the presence of Masters: my first Tai Chi class

I’ve wanted to learn Tai Chi for decades. I thought it would help me with balance — in a lot of areas. Yes, decades. But, for many one-reasons or another, the class schedules offered were never compatible with mine. Or something like that. So! Last week, when the healing center I’ve benefited from in the…

Ode to Granny’s “Pretties”: Now I understand.

“Be careful with my pretties,” She hoped we’d understand. We did … and we didn’t, But respected her command.   Granny had these oddities, Little they had in common, She called them little “pretties,” and liked to gaze upon them.   Others called them chachkis, Nicknacks and thingamajigs, But Granny called them “pretties.” She was…

A New Year! 2019 goals & 2018 highlights

While 2018 was certainly weird, it was transformationally weird. I’m not quite sure how to express it any other way. I’m so very thankful for family love, acceptance, and honesty. 2018 Highlights Very top of the list was more engagement with the kids & grandkids. That was my #1 goal for 2018. It was a…