Memorial for Adrienne Rich

Adrienne Rich, celebrated poet and feminist, passed away yesterday.  I know Rich mostly for the following poem which reminds me to beware of trying to get ready to live my life — which just causes me to miss out on it as it passes me by. Transcendental Etude No one ever told us we had [Read More…]

Perfection, Regret, and Starting Over

When I was young, I developed an unhealthy perfectionist mentality.  This was a product of a combination of my own obsessive personality, the unreasonable and unpredictable expectations of a bipolar mother, and a religion (Mormonism) which took the ideal of perfection seriously [“Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is [Read More…]