the bedrock of democracy

And then it all came tumbling down. An avid reader of this blog looked at me and said: “What do you have to say about this? Sula readers are waiting!” Aside from that warm and gushy feeling of knowing a reader was awaiting a Sula post, I had to think: What are my thoughts? The […]

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Mothering of the Tribe

Before I became a mother, I along with with many other single women were always looked upon as having disposable income and disposable time. It was easy for those whom loved us to see our time as less valuable. Our time wasn’t being filled with changing diapers, feeding babies and maintaining a household. The concept […]

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GELIDITY

COLDNESS. The first heavy snow storm of the season brought a crispness to the air. The cold was harsh and unforgiving. Although I’m more of a fan of warmer weather I was looking forward to the snow. Meteorologists predicted heavy snow fall and I waited with an eagerness I haven’t experienced in years. BRISKNESS. I […]

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The Stories of Our Lives

I read a meme recently where it stated good things happen to good people. I agree with that, however, I also believe good things happen to not so good people and bad things happen to good people and bad things happen to not so good people. Life happens to people, whether they’re deemed unsavory or […]

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Loc(s) of Love

Harper hates keeping his socks and shoes on. He often has at least one foot bare before I pull out the driveway for our morning commute. As an infant he can’t comprehend why it’s important for him to keep his little feet covered and warm during the cooler months in New England. It’s not just […]

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In Medias Res

It’s Election Day. Connecticut’s coronavirus positivity rate has spiked rather quickly, as with many other parts of the country. There are still two distinct groups of people: those whom believe in the severity of covid and those whom do not. Well maybe there’s a third group-one whom recognize it’s serious but can’t fully jump on […]

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In and Out

Deep breath in and deep breath out. Practicing deep breathing is a wonderful technique to slow down one’s mind and relax tense muscles. Paying close attention to how it feels as your chest cavity expands and then compresses is a great technique to help immediately reduce stress. Deep breathing allows one to center themselves and […]

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Tightropes

Life literally is a tight rope. One wrong move..BOOM. You’re falling and praying the landing is a soft thud rather than a smattering of body parts. I wrote that brief intro before the passing of our beloved actor, Chadwick Boseman. As of this current writing it is clear to me that for many of us […]

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