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A Sonnet for my Sister

Going into care was the best heartbreaking option The bird with ruined wings still hopes to fly,But keepers kind have feathered her last nest.Intending well, they turn her from the skyAnd urge her fragile, hollow bones toward rest. There was…

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Giving Up Isn’t Giving In

Sometimes surrendering gets you the win My sister has a terrible disease It’s rare enough that you’ve probably never heard of it. It’s a progressive neurological syndrome, incurable, eventually fatal. Not Parkinson’s, though it has some similarities. I know several people…

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As If 2020 Wasn’t Bad Enough

Now there’s dog poop in my fridge This close to Thanksgiving, there should be a turkey in there A nice, big, organic, free-range, heritage bird, gently chilling out until its big day in the oven. What else should be in the…

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Thanksgiving 2020

On celebrating at a distance Thanksgiving is hands-down my favorite holiday of the year I love everything about Thanksgiving. It’s the one holiday everyone can get behind, regardless of their religious affiliation or lack of same. It’s entirely inclusive and apolitical…

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My Invisible Shield

White privilege was invisible to me. Until it wasn’t. How do you know you’re white? This is a question the Executive Director of the Center for Social Justice at U.C. Berkeley, Savala Trepcynski, posed to a large, racially diverse group of…

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