grandmother

Happy birthday to Latha Berneice Dollar, my grandmother (mother’s side), who would today have been age one hundred and nine. She wrote long, lonely letters to me in her spidery handscript mostly while drunk. An articulate, observant writer who had a difficult...

Foreverness

I’ve been trying to get better about this. Before I speak or write anything I try to stop and think: is this something that a corporation wants me to say, for the corporation’s profit? Have I been programmed? Or have I done my own thinking? Not just a...

I wear a mask because

1. there are people in my life too young to be vaccinated 2. and people who are old and more vulnerable 3. and immunocompromised (eg. fighting cancer) 4. because that crap is airborne 5. and has already killed a bunch of people 6. and keeps mutating because people...

A good-bye note I posted to FB

Friends, just a little warning. I’m going to phase out my Facebook account, for a few reasons, perhaps chief among them being privacy. I would like to be slightly less easy to locate. Not that I have illusions about privacy anymore. I am also concerned that FB...