This week I had a rude reminder of just how close to the surface the wounds from this past election still are. Somehow, I thought enough time had passed for the scabs to have grown over, calloused and toughened and better prepared for the next round, only to discover they are all still open wounds lying... Continue Reading →


Stop Telling Me to Stay in My Lane. There Are No Lanes Anymore. — Discover

“Politics does not stick to one lane. It veers across the highway, crashing into ambulances and school buses and running over the occasional bunny. Sometimes it jumps the railing and comes careening into our homes.” via Stop Telling Me to Stay in My Lane. There Are No Lanes Anymore. — Discover

The Senate BCRA Bill Part 2: How Could It Affect Care in Walla Walla?

  The sudden announcement that Adventist General Hospital was closing sent a shock wave through Walla Walla recently. An unwelcome reminder of the precariousness of our healthcare system and how vulnerable we are when systems fail. Walla Walla General Hospital was hardly what you could call a failure, having served eastern Washingtonians since 1899, which... Continue Reading →

The Senate BCRA Bill Part 1: What it Could Mean for Healthcare in America

Much debate and plenty of concern have surrounded the new GOP health plan released in June, putting an end to the waiting, but not necessarily all the worry. As the weeks ticked by with most Americans and more than a few senators left in the dark, majority leader Mitch McConnell and a handful of Senate Republicans... Continue Reading →

Glitter & Be Gay

“Ah, how can worldly things take the place of honor lost? Can they compensate for my fallen state, purchased as they were at such an awful cost?” ~ Quote from Leonard Bernstein’s musical adaptation of the Voltaire play, Candide.     The first connection that came to mind when I read today’s prompt was Cunegonde’s aria... Continue Reading →

Create a website or blog at

Up ↑

%d bloggers like this: