Governor Cuomo's alleged misconduct was awful. What else is new?

Governor Cuomo's alleged misconduct was awful. What else is new?
The latest scuttlebutt involving Governor Andrew Cuomo and his alleged sexual harassment of female underlings is all over the news. It’s been hashed and rehashed on talk shows. Cuomo has been vilified ad nauseum on Facebook and Twitter. Of course, his behavior was wrong. And the fact that at least some of Cuomo’s actions appear... Read more »

Finding an upside to isolation: the gift of time

Finding an upside to isolation: the gift of time
For the first time in almost a year, I’ve been allowing myself the luxury of daydreaming about what life (hopefully) will be like without Covid 19. True, going back to yesteryear, when donning a mask wouldn’t even cross my mind, is still unthinkable. I imagine, I’ll be wearing a mask or two or three far... Read more »

14 of the best Bernie memes and why I love 'em. Hint: it's not what you think

14 of the best Bernie memes and why I love 'em. Hint: it's not what you think
Keep those Bernie memes coming! I love those doctored photos appearing on social media of a grumpy-faced Bernie Sanders sitting on a metal folding chair, donning a mask, heavy winter jacket and a cute pair of wooly mittens (made of recycled materials). He looks as though he’s a bored, cold husband waiting for his wife to finish... Read more »
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On Martin Luther King Day, how can we keep hope alive when we fear what's ahead?

On Martin Luther King Day, how can we keep hope alive when we fear what's ahead?
It’s odd that on Martin Luther King Day, I am thinking about the last time I felt scared for this nation’s survival. I was just a child. It was back in the 1950s and early 1960s when school air raid drills were as common as hopscotch and jump ropes were at recess.  I remember the teacher telling us solemnly... Read more »

How a horde of numbskull, violent, traitorous terrorists may have done us a favor

How a horde of numbskull, violent, traitorous terrorists may have done us a favor
Don’t get me wrong. I haven’t changed teams. I am as disgusted and disheartened as anyone about the attempted coup on January 6. Unlike some others, I’m not surprised horrific things took place. Why? Because a president who constantly spouts lies and distortions for his own gain plus a mob of marauding, moronic followers, and a... Read more »

How to find happiness going through the eye of a needle

How to find happiness going through the eye of a needle
I returned from the mailbox giddy as a 7th grade girl.  I tore open the smallish envelope before I even walked in the door. My sewing needles had arrived! Now you might think receiving a bunch (18) of needles was no biggie. But it was to me! Literally. These babies had bigger than average eyes. Not exactly Anya... Read more »
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How a seemingly small gift turned into voluminous joy

How a seemingly small gift turned into voluminous joy
I almost missed it. It was Christmas Eve day, December 24th, and I had just returned from doing an errand (one of the few I could do during this COVID Christmas season– picking up a prescription at the pharmacy.) As I pulled into my driveway, I glanced at the front door, a door we rarely use, and... Read more »

Has the Republican Party become the party of subversives?

Has the Republican Party become the party of subversives?
Flabbergasted. That’s how I felt when I heard 106 U.S. Republican congressmen and women signed a brief supporting a Texas lawsuit which aimed to overturn the results of the 2020 presidential election by throwing out millions of votes in Georgia, Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin–states that Joe Biden won. I was just as bewildered when I learned that 74 million people chose to vote... Read more »

Cooking during the pandemic: healthier, easy-breezy, luscious French Toast Casserole with Apples and Raisins

Cooking during the pandemic: healthier, easy-breezy, luscious French Toast Casserole with Apples and Raisins
I’m not sure what it is about staying locked in my house, but, somehow, I find myself thinking about food a lot now (I mean no disrespect to the countless people who actually can’t afford to put food on the table). Not that I make gourmet meals night and day. But I get definite cravings... Read more »
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It wasn't a normal Thanksgiving Day but a day for giving thanks nevertheless

It wasn't a normal Thanksgiving  Day but a day for giving thanks nevertheless
A gray-haired woman donning a quilted pink jacket and a pale yellow house-dress leaned over the wooden rail of her first floor balcony. She ever-so-gently handed a package in a brown paper sack down to a younger couple, most likely, a son or daughter and spouse who were standing on the ground. The package, most... Read more »