I discuss writer Philip Anderson’s Article “Losing Touch” during this pandemic, particularly as a “disabled yet able” person. I throw in my nod to my 80’s childhood too.
I grew up as many Irish children do. I never worried about being grounded or punishments. (Okay, many Irish kids did get punished, but not my point here). No. What I got was the "Irish guilt" - the constant feeling of how I was disappointing my parents, not doing what was expected of me and/or [...]
A discussion about pain and Glennon Doyle’s “Untamed”
Today was Mother’s Day in the States. Obviously, with a pandemic in full blast people celebrated a bit differently. Some families are together, so maybe mom got breakfast in bed or a nice lunch set out for her. Many families are separated though, so they turned to Skype, Zoom or an old-fashioned phone call. Presents [...]
I'll admit, despite being a highly educated person, I had never even heard the word "pandemic" prior to a few months ago. Since none of us can remember what day and/or date it is at this point, I can't even pinpoint when I first heard it. Living right outside of Manhattan and with all of [...]