Do Justice Now - Goodness

Literature

Goodness In A Capricious World

Written on October 3, 2017

September in the Rain I haven’t written in a bit. September was difficult.  My Mom was hospitalized, and although she recovered and is back in her nursing home, it was an emotional few weeks. The uncertainty of living far from her, and relying on strangers with her primary her care is very emotional. I must rely on their…

Campfire in the Catskills

Upstate NY

I’m In A Yurt In The Catskills

Written on September 5, 2017

Signs you need a getaway to the Catskills (or another beautiful, serene spot) : You can’t read one more news story about whatever crisis of the day is at hand Technology is dismaying General malaise and fatigue Daydreaming more than usual Needing a romantic and enchanted day with your honey If you exhibit any or…

The American Dream in "The Underground Railroad"

Literature

Book Reviews: Readings on the American Dream

Written on August 7, 2017

I’ve read three books this year that deal with the theme of the American Dream.  Two are juicy, magical novels, and one is the autobiography of a role model and Supreme Court Justice. Colson Whitehead’s American Dream/Nightmare I’ll start with my favorite. “The Underground Railroad,” by Colson Whitehead knocked me over. I love this book….

Cavernous - MASS MoCA

The arts

Summer Trip to MASS MoCA

Written on July 30, 2017

MASS Moca is an art gem in the Berkshires.  We go a few times a year and were drawn in by the Nick Cave exhibit first and foremost, though there was the surprise of my 2nd Robert Rauschenberg exhibit in two months and other exhibits of light and wonder. Nick Cave at MASS MoCA But…

Nadia Bolz-Weber

Literature

Book Review: Nadia Bolz-Weber, Sinner and Saint

Written on July 29, 2017

Nadia Bolz-Weber is someone I follow on Twitter– she seems like my kind of fierce and funny tattooed human.  I am delighted my local library branch had her memoir “Pastrix: the Cranky Beautiful Faith of a Sinner and Saint” available. This book is meaty and memorable. There is so much to it that I decided…

Invest Trust

Spirituality

Trust As A Spiritual Practice In An Age of Unrest

Written on July 17, 2017

Trust is one of those themes I have been coming across on the daily of late. In my case, I’ve been contemplating how to be less anxious and trust the universe.  Other friends are facing the specter of betrayal and question how to trust particular people.  One friend even shared that one of her rules is not to…

The Nation We Build Together

Travel

Patriotic Travels in Washington, D.C.

Written on July 13, 2017

I cried my way through Washington, D.C. I was overcome patriotic feeling: loving my country, loving our people, and wanting us to be more brave and open than we are at this current moment in history.  But D.C. showed me that this nation has seen ups and downs before- we shall overcome. Lincoln and McClellan Our…

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