Author Archives: igotsomethin

Profile in Courage

I’m just going to say it: Bambi has a strange little body. She’s built sort of like a swimmer. Her chest is the widest point. Her front legs are bowed and her feet are pigeon toed. She has a long … Continue reading

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Predictions for 2017

Every year since I’ve been writing this blog, I’ve made predictions for the coming year. So let me just take the swan dive into the depressing mire and get it out of my head. 2017 will be hotter than 2016, … Continue reading

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Ice ice baby

The ice storm started Friday night.  It didn’t melt until Sunday night. It was beautiful and spooky. No neighbors were out with the chain saws.  Very little shooting, either, so it was a human quiet. The ice crackles.  Limbs broke. … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Standing Rock

At this moment, it appears that the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and their allies have won. I have admired their campaign. They framed their message and kept it simple. They used social media brilliantly. By remaining peaceful, they performed sort … Continue reading

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Water is Life

I really don’t recognize my country anymore. Nothing feels normal, nothing feels safe. I go to bed at night, worried about the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe. I wake up in the morning, worried about them. I check Facebook way too … Continue reading

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Fight or Flight

Well. I didn’t see this coming. I went to bed on election night before anything was decided and woke to a different country than I thought I was living in. And, these days later, I’m still trying to get my … Continue reading

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Dirty Politics

This election is making people nuts. Me, included. I now know people who are being harassed by their neighbors. People who are gay. Their neighbors are Trump supporters. It’s getting ugly out there. “Don’t act like this all started with … Continue reading

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