Category Archives: Reflections

From One Mother to Another – WWII


On May 29, 1945 my mom Selma and my dad Glenn eloped to get married by a justice of the peace in Magnolia, Texas. Magnolia was a small town 30 miles south of the even smaller town of Richards where … Continue reading

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A Declaration of Independence – July, 1848


In July, 1848 seventy-two years after the original Declaration of Independence was ratified and signed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania the first women’s rights convention was held in Seneca Falls, New York. A group of approximately 300 women and men gathered to … Continue reading

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Happiness Barometer


at Casa de Canterbury in November, 2016 at Casita de Cardinal this week Even the miraculously still alive 70th. birthday plant is happier in its new home.  Just saying. Beat the heat this weekend, cyberspace amigas this side of the … Continue reading

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summer solstice


i want to be sure i stay awake until midnight tonight. don’t waste a minute of the last gasps of spring. summer begins to steal the daylight hours as surely as heat rises.  

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We Will Not Let Hate Win


This week marks the one-year anniversary of the massacre of  49 members of the lgbtq community in Orlando at the Pulse night club. We all remember and will stand with the people of Orlando who refuse to allow this tragedy … Continue reading

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Impasse


Webster’s Everyday Thesaurus has these words for impasse: deadlock, stalemate, blind alley, bottleneck…dead end, dilemma, predicament, quandary, standstill, standoff. This past week I had a heavy dose of impasse which intermingled with my increasing preoccupation about the American Civil War. I … Continue reading

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WONDROUS WOMAN!


Pretty and I went to the movies last night with our Yankee Quartet friends (2 from New York and 2 from Boston) to see Wonder Woman. Pretty was exhausted from her ongoing hard work clearing out Casa de Canterbury where … Continue reading

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America First?


Once upon a time in the summer of 2017 a Big Bad American Wolf huffed and puffed with self-importance. And the Big Bad American Wolf said to the rest of the World, I’ll huff and I’ll puff and I’ll blow … Continue reading

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The Fabulous Huss Brothers – and How They Grew


My head is spinning from the realization that today is the first day of June, 2017. The first five months of this year have evaporated into thin air – I sometimes feel like I’ve been on the Scrambler which was … Continue reading

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William “Bill” Chester Powell (April 26, 1947 – May 25, 2017)


My cousin Bill died yesterday following a battle with his own body for almost eight years. He was 70 years old. I spoke with his mother Eloise this morning about my admiration for the courage Bill had displayed throughout his … Continue reading

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