Tag Archives: Honesty

Compassion, Humor & Honesty or How to Deal with Sick People

On Christmas Eve, I was gifted with another blood clot in my left leg. Only last week, I wanted to write everything about it.  About the anger toward a returned illness.  The reasons why it happened.  The blow to the … Continue reading

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Taking a Stand on a Bed of Marbles

Unaware of its origin, all I know is that one day when I was little, an antique crate of marbles appeared in our home.  I loved those marbles.  Such a simple plaything; yet each marble was its own world of … Continue reading

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A Northern Girl’s Ode to Her Southern Grandma: On Unconditional Love

“Lucille?” I asked.  “Your name is Lucille?” Grandma’s cheekbones swallowed her cringe, “I hate that name!” “Isn’t your name Virginia?” “My middle name,” Grandma smiled.  “But, I’ve always been a Virginia.” Quite an interesting thing: to be in my thirties … Continue reading

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Old Habits are a Drag: On Body Image

Big hair, fertility goddess hips and breasts, eyelashes that coyly punctuate sassy words, long nails and defined muscles: I love me some drag queens. I don’t even care about the performances—whether lip synching or cutting down audience members.  What I … Continue reading

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Masquerade: On Religion

Venice: a city much visited yet rarely enjoyed.  At least for the average day-tripper caught in the piazza of San Marco.  Tourists push each other in languages that here sound ugly.  Pigeons, overfed and entitled, strut like the doges of … Continue reading

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