I’m old enough to remember when birth control was not available for married women, let alone a single teenage girl. There were condoms, but there was a specific stigma attached to using them. Abortion, of course, was illegal, but nothing could ban it. Unwanted pregnancy was the sole responsibility of girls and women. Men andContinue reading “Abortion Rights”
I have lived my entire life in Western Washington, and there is a good reason I stay here… the moderate climate. It’s not too hot, and it’s not too cold, and we have a nice variety of weather… some sunshine, a little snow, hail, wind, fog, and less rain than they have in Chicago. DespiteContinue reading “The Heat Is On”
And we park in the driveway and drive on the parkway. Sit in the waiting room and wait in the sitting room. When you transport something by car, it’s called a shipment, but when you transport something by ship, it’s called cargo. Your nose runs and your feet smells. Why do you put suits inContinue reading “Things to Ponder”
This is how I do mine, I select 5-6 paint chip colors, a word prompt and a line from the lyrics of the song I are listening to right now, or song number six in my music playlist. Then I write a poem and find an image to illustrate it. The word prompt for thisContinue reading “Paint Chip Poetry”
In 1970, I was in college and everyone was obsessed with a small slim book titled “Jonathan Livingston Seagull” by Richard Bach. We read it over and over until we practically had the whole thing memorized. “The book tells the story of Jonathan Livingston Seagull, a seagull who is bored with daily squabbles over food.Continue reading “Jonathan Livingston Seagull”
Hating others is nothing new. It goes back to the beginning of time. Here are houses built just annoy others, including on in Seattle. I guess some of these could be the first tiny houses and others the first McMansions.