After death.

Today, my daughter and son-in-law are at a cemetery for the unveiling of the new gravestone on the grave of his father and her father-in-law, George. Other family members are there too, thinking and remembering, and talking about George. Being at the grave of someone known and loved is a profound experience. One is flooded.. read more →

Postpartum Mood Adjustment Disorder

I volunteered at the Postpartum Support International exhibitor’s table at the Psych Congress in Nashville on September 9.  Psych Congress bills itself as “the nation’s number one conference on practical psychopharmacology.. . . This is a conference for psychiatrists, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, psychologists, primary care physicians, and other mental health professionals.” Our table was.. read more →

Small acts make a difference.

The walk to the gym and to the local drugstore is short; I like being able to walk instead of using my car. Even when it is raining or snowing, I walk. Trash litters the roadside: candy wrappers, cigar and cigarette boxes, fast food bags, soda and water bottles. As I walk along, I pick.. read more →

Family legacy

Today, my brain wandered while I vacuumed my house. As I chased away the dirt and dust of the past week, I started thinking about my mother’s parents and all the things they told me when I was very young. My Confederate grandparents were given an oral history about our family from their own grandparents,.. read more →

Good things from bad. Twice in one day.

A golden crown on a back molar fell off last week; today, I went to the dentist to have it fixed. There was decay under the crown that will require taking out the old cement, then drilling out the decay, filling the cavity, then putting on a temporary crown until the permanent one is ready… read more →

One person at a time.

I dream of doing something big to rid the world of racism, to rid my country of racism, to rid myself of racism. “A vision of us getting along” is the title of a presentation I have started to give to audiences, in order to live my dream. I feel called on to step up,.. read more →