A Girl and Her Library

I have always loved libraries. All libraries–public, university, school, special collections, archives, personal–are sacred places to me. Some of my earliest memories involve my small hometown library. It opened when I was in elementary school and quickly became a haven for me. The librarian, Marjorie Osborne, was a kind person who allowed me to check … More A Girl and Her Library

Call of the Cats: What I Learned about Life and Love from a Feral Colony

Call of the Cats: What I learned about Life and Love from a Feral Colony by Andrew Bloomfield (I need to preface this review with an admission: I am a cat lover. I admit it: I love cats. I have four former ferals of my own. Or more accurately, I am owned by four former ferals.) … More Call of the Cats: What I Learned about Life and Love from a Feral Colony

And Then All That Has Divided Us Will Merge

And Then All That Has Divided Us Will Merge. I’ve written in previous posts about the power of poetry to console, heal, connect, and  explain the unexplainable. This poem, ‘The Merger Poem,’ by Judy Chicago does exactly that. Plus, it gives me hope for a more just, equitable, and harmonious future. The refrain, And then, seems … More And Then All That Has Divided Us Will Merge

Green Velvet Armchair Syndrome

“Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” George Santayana Warning: I’m currently re-reading W.G. Sebald’s The Rings of Saturn. This post may cause melancholy, circuitous thinking, excessive thinking, and/or general confusion. Or, perhaps, it will make you think. Read at your own risk. I’ve been thinking about history, more specifically the importance … More Green Velvet Armchair Syndrome