06 Oct 2013

Awareness: The Breast and Cervical Cancer Treatment Program

I am a survivor of both breast cancer and cervical cancer. I feel very lucky to have gotten treatment. (No one should feel lucky to receive life saving treatment in the most exception country in the whole, wide world.) We had just purchased a health care insurance policy when I

08 Aug 2012

Chevron Refinery Fire: Poor Community Still Sickened by the Oil Industry

Look for Chevron to say that the reason for the fire was because they had not been allowed to go forward with plans for a new, updated refinery. This new plan would bring in a much more toxic and thick oil and create even worse conditions for the residents of Richmond, and the rest of California.

08 Aug 2012

Poor Community Still Sickened by the Oil Industry (Chevron Refinery Fire)

I had a fantastic Sunday. My second grandchild was born in the morning at Marin General Hospital. He is a sweet little tyke who coos, eats, sleeps, pees and poos. I can already tell he is a genius. In the evening of my grandson’s first day on the planet, the

16 Jun 2012

Police Women of Television Land

Last night after an hour of vegging out in front of my computer, I moved on to the television. As I surfed the channels, I landed on a reality show about female police officers. I only saw about five minutes of the episode. The main character was a female police

10 May 2012

Just Released! Lord of the Shears

Mitt Romney’s prep school classmates recall pranks, but also troubling incidents Should This Man Have His Finger on The Button?

08 May 2012

“Let the wild rumpus start!”

Maurice Sendak, RIP   Once a little boy sent me a charming card with a little drawing on it. I loved it. I answer all my children’s letters — sometimes very hastily — but this one I lingered over. I sent him a card and I drew a picture of

23 Mar 2012

Hieronymus Bosch General Hospital

Last Thursday I received a call from my daughter. She is four and a half months pregnant and had started spotting. It wasn’t the first time but the worry that it engendered in everyone sent her off to the emergency room at Marin General Hospital. I got in my car

11 Nov 2011

Occupy Sacto

John from Sacramento and I went to Occupy Sacto today to see what kind of supplies they might need. We met Larue there. As we walked to the park I could see that not many people were there. It was drizzling and chilly. They were just beginning to serve lunch