"I'm a material girl living in a material world."- Madonna The first big fight humans had was over goods from the original Pottery Barn. Distant cousins of German neanderthals apparently killed each other for artisan earthenware. I saw the pictures. I don't think a bowl with wavy lines on it is worth bloodshed but maybe…Read more Immaterial World
Yesterday we paid our taxes. It's not a very fun way to spend a Saturday afternoon but such is life as a grown up. As I entered figures into designated boxes I thought of all the people and needs they represented, which is one of the reasons I'm not an accountant. Then I ate three…Read more Make it Rain
"There may be a brighter star. But through my eyes the light of you is all I see." -Stevie Wonder The world is one giant, extended family. Like every family we each have different roles, responsibilities, micro-cultures and for some unknown reason, order of rank. Love, truth, peace, freedom, justice are nice ideas but so…Read more I, Wonder
Distinguished 'experts' have written all kinds of books telling us how bad we are. They describe, in graphic detail, all the things we do wrong; how we're mean, selfish, sad, greedy, pathological, doomed failures. Some use humor in sarcastic attempts to help us laugh at our hurtful habits or choices we make that, in thier…Read more Nothing Personal
Quora question: If anorexia is considered an illness, why isn't obesity? My answer: Nothing tastes as good as skinny feels except brownies, pizza, gravy, mashed potatoes, cake, ice cream and life. Anorexia Nervosa is classified as an eating disorder in the DSM; the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders. Anorexia is intentional self-starvation. In…Read more What the Fork?
When your reality's already been a scary place and bad things are happening in the world, it can feel overwhelming. It's hard to hear news about suffering and tragedy when you might be worried about your job, what you have to feed your kids tonight, if the landlord will raise rent again or how much…Read more Be Ok
"I'm here." - Miss Celie I wasn't ready. While I'd eventually inherit my mother's tendency towards being chronically late, this was not a result of that. We're never prepared for the moment an organ decides to malfunction. Thankfully life goes on without an appendix. Apparently we'd once used it to digest rubble. Harvest boxes are…Read more Will in Time