Monthly Archives: November 2014


Saturday I went to see Damien again, hoping that if he gets a little familiar with me, the transition to my house won’t be so hard.  But it was a little disappointing.  He was grumpy when I got there, possibly … Continue reading

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Taking Risks

I always thought I was a coward, but reading Sue Monk Kidd, I saw that I’ve taken a lot of risks.  I took those risks out of desperation.  At one point, when someone was talking about getting out of their … Continue reading

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Inner Gothic Teen Comes Out

I’ve been reading Clarissa Pinkola Estes “Untie the Strong Woman,” the chapter where she talks about working with teenage girls in prison.  She called them her “Blackbirds.”  I wonder about a part of me that’s an angry and defiant teenager.  … Continue reading

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Breakdown in Davis

I’ve mentioned the breakdown in Davis more than once, but never told the whole story.  My good friend Kathi moved to Davis to go to Nursing School, and I followed her.  The environmental movement was just gearing up — it … Continue reading

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