The world watches as grownups take charge.
This week has been a strange mixture of happiness, contentment, and hope, as well as one filled with fear, sadness, shock. I am still processing. A few days ago, I experienced the joy of receiving two care packages for our family; one was filled with homemade food (vegetarian soup, sourdough bread, and chocolate chip cookies),… Continue reading If “America is Family,” What Does That Mean for Me?
Anyone else feeling on edge? My anxiety dreams leading up to the election were pretty intense. Last night I stayed up most of the night watching CNN. When I finally went to bed after Trump declared victory, I felt depressed and despondent. Thankfully I woke up to better news. At this moment Biden has 253… Continue reading WIP Wednesday: Election Knitting
Last Monday we entered into Phase Two of the easing of lockdown restrictions in Ireland. Everyone was thrilled to see the government's plan has been accelerated since the number of new Covid19 cases has reached nearly zero. As of June 8th, we are permitted to travel wherever we like as long as we stay within… Continue reading We Must Remain Hopeful
I am at a loss for words. Nothing I say can possibly articulate how angry, helpless, and sad I feel at this moment in time. The images of George Floyd's murder, the worldwide protests, the brutality, the burning of buildings... Every day the news makes my head spin and my heart ache. Where do we… Continue reading Spoken Like a True Dictator
Flabbergasted is my word for today. In 2019 I discovered that some people- including the President of the USA- will cling to their delusions no matter what. Facts? Who needs them! Corruption? Simply a matter of perspective! Democracy? Elections are rigged! (Unless my candidate wins. We'll just ignore that minor issue of Russian interference). Search… Continue reading #MerryImpeachmas, the Hashtag That Keeps Giving This Holiday Season
It has been just over a year since Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez became the youngest woman ever elected to Congress in the United States. She was sworn in on January 3rd 2019. Over the last year I have been continually inspired by her courage, compassion, and integrity. If she is already this formidable at age 29, I… Continue reading AOC: A Political Wonder Woman