Is There a Doctor or a Nurse On Board?

“Is there a doctor or a nurse onboard?  Would you be willing to assist with one of our passengers?” Not what I wanted to hear. I took a deep breath, deciding if I’d be a nurse today. We’d been in the air for maybe 30 minutes. I was settled in my comfy bulkhead window seat, […]

Postcards in Paradise – Letters from Home

The postcard in my hand is so old I’d expect it to be worn and frail and downright unimportant.  It’s not, though.  It’s one more amazing golden star resting among years of memories.  Life and love that I’ve discovered again in a bin in the basement. The cowboy doing his day’s work on the back of a jack rabbit still cracks […]

Mexico City Meets San Rafael? San Francisco CA?

It’s amazing to me how my day, the day that I had planned, can change in the blink of an eye.  When I awoke this morning, I had no idea I’d be writing about strangers I haven’t even met.  To you.  Readers and writers all, we’re open to new experiences.  We have to be. Travel and […]

Are You Voting?

Plutocracy: Government by the wealthy; a country or society governed in this way. Democracy: System of government by the whole population or all the eligible members of a state, typically through elected representatives. The plutocrats continue to dangle the carrot in front of us as we minions queue up to the polls. After billions earned […]

I Am Not a Genre

For most of my life, I’ve struggled with labels. I think I’m not alone in this. Either I’ve been boxed in by others, or I’ve boxed myself into this label or that. I’ve been guilty of boxing others as well. Inevitably, at just the right time, if luck has it, the labels slide off into […]