Category: Ponderings

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“People Suck”, Compassion & Naivety: Thoughts

I was in a meeting for work once, years ago, when an associate shared a story from working at a children’s psychiatric care unit in a hospital. I believe she was in charge of intake and associated data collections with the children. She shared a story of parents leaving (see: dumping) their children at the hospital, apparently “done” with parenting and sick of dealing … Read More “People Suck”, Compassion & Naivety: Thoughts

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Happy International Women’s Day

Just a quick note to say Happy International Women’s Day. Take a moment to celebrate, remember and honor the women in your life. We are many, and we are mighty. 🌹 Happy writing.

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Throwing Covid’s Crown Back at it: My Experience with COVID-19

I read recently that COVID-19 (the present coronavirus the world is dealing with) looks like it has a bunch of crowns on the stems of its protrusions. Corona means crown in Latin, hence the crown virus (or coronavirus). Please see a CDC article here that explains the history of this lingua in much better, nuanced detail than I can currently explain. The saint was … Read More Throwing Covid’s Crown Back at it: My Experience with COVID-19