||Some of you may have noticed that we had an eclipse today! It was a remarkable event to experience, and I watched it from downtown Portland. We were about about 20 odd miles from the path of totally which translated to 99% of an eclipse for us. At its peak the Sun was only a … Continue reading Solar Eclipse
|| Yesterday we had to say goodbye to Zack, our awesome little puppy-dog. Much like Satia, though, he wasn’t really little at 60 lbs, and at 14 he was more “Old Man” than “Puppy,” but he was most definitely awesome, and wonderful, and truly a Dog’s Dog. He came to us, as the best dogs … Continue reading Zack
|| There is something primal, magical about the early morning hours. The world is still quiet, people are still fast asleep, and the Sun is only just cresting the horizon... In the Heart of Winter, it silhouettes the tree's bare branches, and gives light to the snow, even as its frigidness clears the sky for mile upon mile... In … Continue reading On Mornings
|| I didn’t realize yesterday was International Women’s Day yesterday until rather late into the evening because I was working on a trial. I’ve been paralegalling for over 16 years now, and every one of my supervisors has been a woman, save one. I’ve had the honor of working with quite a few attorney’s over … Continue reading International Women’s Day
A couple days ago Conservative cartoonist Glenn McCoy once again exemplified the Republican penchant for false equivalencies. As you can see below, he tried to compare billionaire Betsy DeVos to six year old Ruby Bridges in Normal Rockwell's iconic The Problem We All Live With. DeVos not only has no experience in education, but she donated thousands of … Continue reading Toxic False Equivalencies
I posted some politically themed Valentines Day poems on Twitter yesterday, riffing off the venerable, "Roses are red, Violets are blue..." Regardless of your thoughts on the content, you gotta admit I did pretty good with the meter! For posterity: Roses AREN'T red! Violets AREN'T blue! Says the new @GOP, Gaslighting you. Roses are red, … Continue reading Twitter Valentines Poems
A couple weeks ago now I posted the first poem I'd written since forever, inspired by the Republican's assault on our Constitution and rule of law. I was encouraged to finish and post it after reading the following poem by Peter "Petey" Delacroix, a friend I met via the weekly Fark Writer's Thread. Petey is … Continue reading F. I. N. E.