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My Dog

Much is changing with our new president making sure he returns us to 1950s America. But there is one who is not affected by it all. My dog. Rumpy still lies at the foot of my bed each night, and at my feet whenever I’m home. Rumpy still walks the perimeter of our yard each … Continue reading

And So it Begins…

Yesterday protesters in DC were arrested after breaking store windows and at least one car was set on fire. Here in Nashville, protesters were arrested after they formed a human chain, and with the help of some duct tape, prevented anyone from entering or exiting the capitol. I happened to be walking around during my … Continue reading

No, We will NOT be Quiet! We Shall be Heard.

There is much turmoil within our country these days, and it seems lately the solution for those on top, as well as those who fear uncertainty, is to shhhhh!!!! us.  On this weekend where we honor the life and service of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., a leader of one of the largest protest movements … Continue reading

Living in the Shadow of Men

Within the past week: A man in north Alabama shot and killed his wife and then himself. An Oregon man beat his wife to death, shot his three children in the head, set their home on fire and then killed himself. A Texas plumber shot and killed his wife and her elderly father, then set their home … Continue reading

Accept What Is, and Live Anyway

. Women have very little idea of how much men hate them. Germaine Greer (The Female Eunuch) . One of the many hurts I’ve experienced since the presidential election is the sad reality that so many Americans hate competent women. Yes, hate. They don’t just dislike women. They despise women with a backbone who speak their … Continue reading

As Within, So Without…

Yesterday I treated myself to the Frist Museum to see their latest installment, Samurai: The Way of the Warrior. I didn’t realize there was a Veteran’s Day parade being held on Broadway at the exact time I chose to visit the museum, but I did get to see a bit of it from the gift shop … Continue reading

I’d Give This a Title, But You Can’t See it Anyway

Friday morning in downtown Nashville, a woman got off the bus, walked in front of the bus to cross the street, and was hit by that same bus and drug “a short distance.” That short distance was a city block. According to the police and news media, the woman’s actions are to blame for the accident … Continue reading

And So It Is These Days

And so it is these days.  When I’m out and about, I usually speak to people. Say hello. Compliment on a nice article of clothing or jewelry. Ask a question. True confession: I don’t do it solely to be nice; I also do it for self-preservation. I want to know what you’re made of. If an … Continue reading

I Call Him Sam

Among the many ferals that inhabit our neighborhood, one has truly captured my attention. He’s a Siamese cat I call Sam. Sam has only one eye and a ragged coat. He is one of the regulars at Beth’s Diner, the feeding station for all the homeless cats in the neighborhood. Recently during our afternoon walk, Rumpy and … Continue reading

Dog People vs. Cat People: Who’s More Dominant?

There have been studies into what personality traits in people lead them to choose a particular kind of pet.  I know you’ve heard of them before. Extroverts prefer dogs while introverts prefer cats (Edelson and Lester 1983). Cats lovers are more autonomous while dog lovers are more social (Kidd and Kidd 1980). So when Beatrice Alba … Continue reading

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