About me & this blog
I'm a mother, grandmother, long-time activist (30+ years now); shit-disturber, if you like 🙂… & writer.
Frequent teller of “inconvenient” truths. (Very familiar with the shooting of messengers. Sadly, I have decades of experience at it! 🙁)
I am also plain CRAZY about inspiring quotations. As is likely obvious to even the most casual observer!?
I've been blogging for 10 years. This is a “new” site/location (well, since July 2016. The old"blog site was in use from 2009-2016). The posting 'Collections' provides something of an overview of the kinds of things I write about. Truthfully? After all these years? It's a tsunami of things. I write about motherhood, environmental activism (particularly nuclear stuff), patriarchy, near-term human extinction, vaccines. Even soup recipes, occasionally!? Etc. etc. etc. If I had more time, I'd organize it all differently. But, you know, #LifeIsBusy, hmmm?
The scene at the top of the main page? One of my top favourite places on the planet. I'm sure you can see why!! (Hmmmm. Lately the photo has shrunk. I don’t know why. IT issues. They’re endless, hmmm??? 🙁)
** It's a frustration to me that on this "new" blog site, internal links inside old postings no longer work. #(%&#)(%*^)#(*%^ However, the links to external sites do still work, & for this I am grateful. (Note: the old blog postings from my original site can be accessed by scrolling to the bottom of this (or any) page & clicking on 'Archive: Past Writings.') The 'Quotation Central' section has been mostly updated with my key quotation collections; some remain un-posted.). Please be sure to check it out; there are simply tons of amazing/inspiring quotes there! My nuclear-related postings were super-well-organized on the old site. On this one? That all got blown to Hell. Sigh. 🙁
** Important note about the (now) 30+ vaccine-related postings: If you’re on the main page of the site, ALL the vaccine postings are listed in one neat spot, on the right-hand side of the page. Top one is the most recent. One of my favourite postings is the "Miscellany" posting, with its ‘A - Z’ of information (I add material often). A new favourite is '30 Things you may not know about vaccines.’ The posting ‘Vaccination: Dissenting Doctors Have Their Say’ is a popular read of late. The vaccine topic is deeply complex, not at all uncomplicated or straightforward, as most of us assume/have always been told (as I like to say now, sound bites are NOT science!). If you have almost no time to spare, read "Vaccines: Got 12 minutes?" Surely you can spare 12 minutes?? (The recent vaccine quotes collection has some doozies, btw; many of them from doctors. Check it out!)
Note on June 1/19: Someone asked me recently to allow comments on my posts. I have tried to do so, with mixed results. I’ll keep working on this…..
Why do I highlight the phrase “Saying it out loud?”
Because saying things out loud has a special kind of power. You can read some of my thoughts about this in an old posting called 'Saying things out loud.' Truthfully, saying things OUT LOUD can be magical ... transformative, even. Test it out for yourself! (As Stephen Jenkinson said in his simply amazing book Die Wise – A Manifesto for Sanity and Soul, “If you can’t say something, you can’t see it either.”)
Rather than going on too long about me, life, the state of the world, blogging etc. etc., all I'm going to say is, please look around & see if you find something of interest. There is recent stuff ... & also tons of “old” stuff in the 'Archive: Past Writings' section.
I like to think of myself as a truth-teller – & know all too well that many people (perhaps most??) have pretty much zero desire to hear the truth, the whole truth, & nothing but the truth. (It can be kind of scary. I get that.) I've had more than my fair share of being on the wrong end of the “shooting the messenger” game over the years/decades, that's for sure...
I do remain firmly convinced, however, that the truth really does set us free. So I'll go right on telling it! Or trying to, anyway. It's up to readers/listeners whether their minds & ears are open, & whether they really want to hear, & learn, sometimes-kinda-scary or sobering or unexpected things. (& then do some research of their own!)
I hope you'll find something here that piques your interest!
** Categories you can search for include: vaccines, nukes, musings, Christmas, near-term extinction (or NTE) & others I've forgotten about just now. Use the Search bar at the bottom of the main page to find postings on those topics. & even just words, like “grief.” I've done quite a few postings on grief, which is something that tends to come up in us when we contemplate the very grave & unprecedented state of our world (see Collections posting for a list of these). I recently did a search to find my own old postings about patriarchy, on the old section of the blog. Whoa! Didn't remember I'd posted so many items on that topic!? More recently, I've written quite a bit about near-term extinction, & about vaccines. Still quite a bit of work for me to do, here, to get things sorted out better. But the Collections posting is somewhat helpful in bringing a few of these topics together in one spot. Of course, cloning would be ever so helpful for all us busy people, no??
p.s. a favourite quotation about truth:
“There is not much truth being told in the world. There never was. This has proven to be a major disappointment to some of us.” – Anne Lamott in the prelude to Grace (Eventually) – Thoughts on Faith
** Tons more quotations about truth in 'the Quotation Central' section. Here.