I used to have an attitude. I still do. But I was suppressing it so as to appeal to the vanilla pablum of a broader audience. Screw that. My my niche-y bitchies love me and my old time friends who are gentile know that I am a bit outrageous at times. It has been so long since May; the Solstice has gone by, US Women's Soccer ruled, and all that. I intended to update in … [Read more...] about July Already Bitches!
Common knowledge tells us that as we age that we likely will become forgetful. Some fortunate few people remain sharp as a tack as they near their hundredth birthday. These people are lucid and recall life events, places, and people. Types of Cognition and Memory But even so, they are using a type of cognitive ability that draws upon recalling experiences more than … [Read more...] about Age and Memory
Personally. Politically. Culturally. Yep. All of it. unsplash-logoWalid Berrazeg With the New Year our reckoning of where we are in time resets, clicks up a notch, and we tend to go along with this arbitrary date assignment. 2019. 5779. 4717. These are current descriptors of the now, or what will soon will soon be now in the last case. TIME … [Read more...] about Time for Change
I recently reached closure in a family matter. A legacy matter. I did not think I would ever achieve any peace when it came to matters of my mother's stuff, the unfortunate legacy of disquiet that settled, like the heavy dust and grime of neglect over long stretches of time, on the things left unsettled between the time of my mother's decline and passing in 2007 until … [Read more...] about Closure Is Not Comfort
I began writing this before I found out that much of the material "stuff" of my family history was slated for destruction but that there was a small window when I could recover items that held meaning and represented family history and culture for me. I will write much more about this discovery, recovery, and the travels necessary to this family information … [Read more...] about Organizing & Impossible Futures