MY PASSION FOR THE ARTS

Looking for ‘wisdom’ in 2020, very difficult! Deadly Corona is in the lead but, here, in USA, we also have a spread of political hate which I’ve never seen before!! And how does this play into the arts? How can the Arts bring us some relief?   I’ve chosen two men, in...

When the World Shuts Down, How Do We Stay Open?

During a pandemic and self-quarantining, I’ll tell you what’s easy: stress-eating, stress-drinking, stress-stressing. Done. Done. And done. We all go into our own coping mechanisms. I’ve never seen so many people in my life post pictures of their newly baked bread....

Mental Health in a Time of Crisis

This one goes out to all those struggling to keep their mental health issues under control during these trying times. I know it’s hard, because I’m having trouble too. One of the first things I learned in treatment for anorexia, depression, and anxiety is to rely on...

Every day’s a weekend…

So, I have officially circled the sun 48 times now. Well, my 49th journey around the glorious daystar is off to a wild start. As you all know from previous blogs I had a kidney transplant many years ago. This makes me have a weaker immune system. So obviously all the...

Like It’s 1984

I told myself I shouldn’t write about this. I shouldn’t write about the chaotic mess the world is in right now, and how it seems like nothing may ever get back to normal. I didn’t want to write about the ridiculous amount of hand sanitizer and toilet paper everyone...

“In times like these, WE hold onto hope…”

We are living in uncertain times. Our sense of normalcy and routine have been uprooted abruptly. Some of us no longer have our daily commutes to the office, visits with family & friends, workouts at the gym or school drop-offs/pick-ups.  We have become...

There Ain’t Enough Toilet Paper to Clean this Mess

(Cue Billy Joel’s We Didn’t Start the Fire) “Donald Trump, Tom Hanks, Sick China, Market Tanks Travel Bans, Vaccines and Pandemonium… …Shipments staying off the shores, China keeps its Apple stores, Testing kits are but a lore, I can’t take it anymore!! We...

Collective Disturbance

I am tasked this week with writing a blog. How can I write about anything? It seems selfish to write about anything I would normally decide to share while we are all going through a time of such great uncertainty. I am likely going to ramble on for the next few...