Who’s Zooming Who? – Affairs, trysts – Boston’s small y’all

Who’s zooming who?  Affairs, trysts, dalliances – Boston’s small, y’all. In some cases, I knew the mistress first.  She was a friend.  Lovely woman, lonely, wanted companionship at any cost even if it meant going against long-held values.  In another case, the mistress was a proximity friend – we worked […]


It’s not if but who – racists & bigots around me 4

It’s not if there are racists and bigots around me but who they are.  Come out come out whoever you are.  I know you’re there.  I’m certain.  this is what I know.  Someone(s) in the organizations I work with voted for Donald Trump.  Ditto for people whose businesses and services I […]


Please don’t OD with my dollar – to give or not to give 12

Please don’t OD with my dollar. To whom should I give my spare dollar today?  To which of the pleas/entreaties should I respond? The woman with the baby on her hip is a no brainer. She has a baby.  That is a struggle I understand. The woman by the elevator […]


Messages sent, messages received 2

(This post was begun before the eclipse today – a moment I shared with many other lovely people at the Boston Public Library and before the Boston Resist March on Saturday – another few hours of witnessing positive people pulling together.  Why am I telling you this?  Because re-reading this, […]


Hard come, easy go – workplace diversity

I used to keep my distance. I was professionally courteous but made little effort to get to know my colleagues very deeply.  There were so few people in the work environment I could relate to culturally or who shared my economic background or who seemed interested in news and events […]


Hiding in plain view 2

It  is not unknown to me. I actually do know it.  I’ve been to that place, I’ve seen that sculpture, and I’ve experienced that event/practice/celebration. I live or have lived in that neighborhood or on that street.  I’ve read that book.  I learned that history.  I’ve dined at that restaurant, […]