Relative Undoing at Camp Shame

"Shame is the intensely painful feeling that we are unworthy of love and belonging." ~ Brene Brown, PhD LMSW "Honesty and transparency make you vulnerable. Be honest and transparent anyway." ~ Mother Teresa   I've been around Camp Shame most of my life - as visitor, vacationer, permanent resident.  I know the camp's location, sensation, and … Continue reading Relative Undoing at Camp Shame

Dr. Bill and the Igloo – A love story

"I always thought every day was a gift, but now I am looking for where to send the thank you note." ~  Randy Pausch In recent years, I've cultivated a reputation for writing "the best thank you notes."  Those are not my words, just a five word summary that has been repeated back to me … Continue reading Dr. Bill and the Igloo – A love story

Three to Five

"No one is actually dead until the ripples they cause in the world die away..." ~ Terry Pratchett What's happening here? I asked him. He replied, "A key broke loose and I'm gluing it back in place." Ha, well that's certainly a creative way, I retorted speculating on the curiously odd way he was going … Continue reading Three to Five

Allegiance to the Period

Salty water was backing up behind my closed eyes, when a tear broke through like a cracked dam and rolled down my left cheek.  I realized I was silently reciting the Pledge of Allegiance - the 1954 (and current) amended version... Jefferson, a chief architect in getting us here, the USA,  himself imperfect, was wise in articulating the misguided sanctimony we were and continue to confront...