Category Archives: Reflections

Dream of a Healing House

Many years ago I wrote an article that focused connections between on feminist thought and nursing.  The article opened with a “dream of a healing house” that continues draw commentary and response from folks all over the world.  So I … Continue reading

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Dog-on-car, or, connections between personal and political

Over the past week or so news of Mitt Romney’s long road trip with his family dog in a kennel tied to the roof of the car has gone viral on the internet and in news casts. Some might view … Continue reading

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Here comes 2012 – a banner year for political junkies!

Yes, I admit it … I am a political junky, and also unabashedly what today is being called “liberal” and/or “progressive.”  But fundamentally, these labels are, like all labels, much too restricting to really pinpoint my views, much less anyone … Continue reading

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Never too late to Rock and Roll!

Within the span of about 2 weeks, I became familiar with a punk rock song from the English rock band “The Clash” titled “Should I Stay or Should I Go.” My second exposure to the song was at the Youth … Continue reading

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Bridal (bridle) images

An interesting thing about the English language is how many words sound exactly alike (or almost exactly), but the distinction in meaning is in the spelling.  Here is a great example – bridal and bridle.  When you think about the … Continue reading

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Drag ‘n Drop – into the future

Just a short decade or so ago, the phrase “drag and drop” had little if any meaning, and not many would have ever imagined that it would eventually be a phrase associated with using a personal computer.  But of course, … Continue reading

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“Remember Them” Monument – Installation

August 29, 2011 – early in the morning we looked out our apartment window overlooking Telegraph Avenue in Oakland, and saw three parts of the new “Remember Them” sculptures on huge trucks ready to be shifted around the corner and … Continue reading

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Changing Perspectives

This is a photo of my younger sister and me watching the sun go down on the Kona side of the Big Island of Hawaii with our dear doggie Cuddles!  The year was about 1950, and it would have been … Continue reading

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