White Privilege… the economic gap side of things

Three years ago, almost exactly, I wrote this blog post in a different blog.  I reread it and realized that for anyone who doesn’t “get” white privilege, this…

Hurt People Who Hurt People… and ALL of Us are Losers

I was visiting with a friend recently.  The conversation turned toward a person in my life who had done me wrong and I’ve been working on forgiveness and…

This Guera and Her Sugar Skull Paintings

For those of you who don’t know, “guera” is pronounced “wed-a” and it means “white girl,” a common phrase I heard growing up.  Now that that’s out of…

Freedom at Forty

For years I’ve done an introspective post at my year-end.  I enjoy the process of looking back on my past year and seeing where I grew, where I…

Prayers

I’m going to reveal some deep honesty here so bear with me. It’s been awhile since I’ve written anything new.  Typically I have a few drafts sitting in…

Bad Drivers

On the heels on our vacation, some snippets become metaphors. One came from my dear husband. Understand, this man drives the ENTIRE way on road trips. One time,…

Dealing with old “Issues”

I have a confession to make, there are things that I’m just not over.  There are memories of events that have happened in my life that I have…

Lessons from a Dog

It’s been awhile since I’ve had a stream of coherent thoughts.  I offer you the reason why: This here is Rex, the newest addition to our family.  For…

Art Scars

I’ve heard Liz Gilbert tell this story more than once on podcasts and this is the excerpt from her book, “Big Magic:” Twenty years ago, I was at…