Eulogy for DebJane

Debra Jane Blood was a navigator. It’s no accident that she worked in the travel industry for 20 years. She was a courageous guide; a lighthouse on the murky dark days, and a historian recording the days that shine brightest. She recognized what we needed even before most of us knew what it was. Her … Continue reading Eulogy for DebJane

An Imperfect Symbol

They knelt in front of a flag they felt did not represent their so called freedom. They tried for decades to bring attention to their plight- the fact that our constitutional rights aren’t extended to people of color. Our own president called them “sons of bitches”. I’m sure their mothers wept at that reference. As … Continue reading An Imperfect Symbol


Days of moving about freely among crowded restaurants, stores, concerts, bars, and dance floors, schools, and places of work. Speaking to each other across tables, desks, or just a few feet apart in a hallway or front yard. Bumping elbows, shaking hands- - -hugging. Those days are slowly unraveling before us like thread on wooden … Continue reading Threads