Rural America –Getting It Right

Rural America –Getting It Right

What’s In a Name? I hated the term “flyover country” long before I moved there and was curious about the phrase. It wasn’t meant to be the elitist slight it is now. In fact, according to Gabe Bullard writing in a 2016 National Geographic article, the term was first...
Rural America –Getting It Right

Rural America – What They Keep Getting Wrong

In February 2024, a new book took the latest shot at rural America – White Rural Rage: The Threat to American Democracy by Tom Schaller and Paul Waldman. It has caused quite a stir. Does the subtitle sound familiar? it’s the latest word used to sell books, scare...
Motherhood – No Matter the Species

Motherhood – No Matter the Species

The Human Species After my mother passed away at age 97, my daughters and I went to clear out her apartment. We would stop now and again and hold up something that was “so Granny.” Her visits at Christmas brought us so much love It felt, to me, like traveling back to...
Mind Changing Events

Mind Changing Events

1956 I was a sixth grader at Thomas Jefferson elementary school when our two sixth-grade teachers decided to hold a “presidential election” just like the grownups. The week before November 6th, we made patriotic themed art and learned about the role of voting in a...
Out of Sight

Out of Sight

This post is dedicated to a dear friend and an amazing woman. Several months ago, upon the recommendation of a friend, I read Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell. It’s not an easy book to read for two reasons. One is the postmodern vision Mitchell builds within linked...
It’s a No Foolin’ April

It’s a No Foolin’ April

In September 2022, the White House hosted a conference that focused on nutrition, health, and hunger in America. Dariush Mozaffarian, one of the main organizers of the event, is a cardiologist and Dean of the Tufts School of Nutrition. He and his students developed a...