Category Archives: serious stuff

Asking Bella

From where did you come, and where did you go before you came here to me? What happened to make you fear crates and loud noises and the prospect of being left alone? Who put you in a cell with … Continue reading

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Wall of Shame

“Here in America, we don’t give in to our fears. We don’t build up walls to keep people out.” ~ Michelle Obama

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Invisible

You didn’t see me. You watched my reflection turn in a direction you chose not to see. You didn’t hear me. You thought I was sleeping. In fact, I was weeping. You chose not to hear. You didn’t touch me. … Continue reading

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Weekend Wildcard: Groundhogs and Vital Bogs

Yesterday was Groundhogs Day in the US and Canada, and megastar (among the rodent crowd) groundhog Punxsutawney Phil purportedly did not see his shadow, which is said to be a harbinger of an early spring this year. While not the … Continue reading

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Overload

“I can’t do this anymore!” The laptop stares at me from the kitchen table where I sit, defeated head fallen into helpless hands. It has stalked me from my work office to my home. Black and white pixels layer documents … Continue reading

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world afire

Had we only raked the forest floors we could have stopped the fires. If we built a higher wall, tear gas wouldn’t cross the border. There is no global warming; can’t you feel the cold rain falling on the fallen? … Continue reading

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Insider

Your conspiratorial wink seeks my complicit nod. A pact, an inside joke among us privileged. What’s the punch line today? Racism? Xenophobia? Homophobia? Today the tacit agreement ends. I will look you in the eye – unflinchingly – and say, … Continue reading

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