5 Things That Too Shall Pass

Photo copyright Jean Howat Berry

When we were kids, and grieved some ill or injustice, my mother would say, "This too shall pass." We never believed her, and she was always right.I need her back. I'm feeling stuck in all kinds of impossibilities and griefs at present. That's why my friend Jean's photo---the phrase THIS IS ONLY TEMPORARY stenciled on a concrete barrier by the Great Miami River---speaks so strongly. The phrase carries the weight of consoling prophecy, and Jean's discovery of it was a piece of lovely … [Read more...]

Bless the Lord, All You Particle People!

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Particle man, particle man Doing the things a particle can What's he like? It's not important Particle man Is he a dot or is he a speck? When he's underwater does he get wet? Or does the water get him instead? Nobody knows, particle man ~ "Particle Man," They Might Be GiantsImage sourceAs much as I love having TMBG as the soundtrack to my understanding of science, that last line is not quite so true today, at least when it comes to one particular---and particularly … [Read more...]

Split Decisions

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First up, thanks for all the support from my sisters and brothers in Invidia Anonymous. My post the other day flipped a light switch and revealed just how capacious and densely populated the Envy Closet is. Once one of us came out, the whole clattering mess followed, like the contents of Fibber McGee's cupboard (a reference only boomers will recognize from their parents' stories of radio days; the rest of you can Google it). Turns out Dean Martin (Google him, too) was only partially right: … [Read more...]


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