I do not want to give up my life for stupidity and greed.

NOTE: The Republican leadership, including our newly inaugurated President, will be meeting this week in my hometown. There are many protests and rallies planned. Tomorrow morning (Wednesday 1-25-17), 11:00 AM a group will be meeting outside the Friend's Center at 15th and Cherry Streets in support of the Pennsylvania Health Access Network and Save My... Continue Reading →

I Am Woman.

I Am Woman. I was seven years old when that anthem to feminism hit the airwaves. I am not sure what sort of impact it had on me back then… but it is certainly easy to hear Helen Reddy’s voice in my head. “I am woman, hear me roar… In numbers too big to ignore.”... Continue Reading →

No One Gets Out Alive

  I was going to say that I’ve been thinking a lot about death of late, but really I think death has been making me think about life. Or more specifically, how to live. Influenced by a recent series of guided meditations along with some concentrated reading of Eckhart Tolle, I’ve been practicing “being in... Continue Reading →

Dharma South Philly Style or How to Make an Omelet

Over the years my husband and I have developed a tradition of writing down our resolutions along with a few goals to help us start to move in our chosen direction…some are joint, some are individual. This time last year I have to admit we were both fairly miserable. My husband was in crisis mode... Continue Reading →

The End of the World

On the day of my 48th birthday—not quite three months ago—I received a diagnosis of leukemia. Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia. My doctor apologized for giving me this news on that particular day, but for me it actually felt like a good omen. Dr. Haegele, my oncologist hematologist, handled it very well. Knowing that I had recently... Continue Reading →

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