Me too but we need some rules

Tonight my husband and I had a discussion that surprised me. For the first time I saw his point of view on men being called to the mat on Hollywood sexual harassment. My argument was that I belived 8 out of 10 women are telling the truth and the rest are just hoping to get…

Friend of the Squirel

Less than a mile from my home is a Quaker church. This particular church was instrumental in the Underground Railroad. The Society of Friends in my opinion are the original hippies. They are pacifists who love everybody. In my 20s I attended several SoF meetings and enjoyed the people and the services even though my…

When Beauty Becomes Weird

  “I would never want to be as shallow as one of those women who get Botox.” She said to me. I get Botox. Yep. A little between the brows for 14 years because I got tired of people asking if I was angry. No one knows unless I tell them because it doesn’t look…

Bulldogs….not the brightest breed

Beamish was a birthday present. We had found out in January that my golden retriever/German shepherd mix Guinness was dying of melanoma. I had the privilege of adopting Guinness my last year of college. When he got cancer the first time I drove him 90 minutes away every 3 weeks for his chemotherapy treatments. He…

The Leaf Nazi and his giant cross

Our neighborhood has lots of trees and during the fall leaf removal becomes an Olympic sport. My neighbors become gladiators toting leaf blowers and rakes or chariots of lawnmowers with bag attachments. It is extremely competitive and these men pride themselves on a leaf free yard. One in particular who I have even witnessed wearing…

Hello, I am Libby

A few years ago I woke from a dream and was left mourning the loss of the people in my dream. Their dynamic wouldn’t leave me. A week passed and I was still haunted by them. I discussed it with a friend and she suggested I write it down. A year passed and I self…