Letters To Earth

Hillary - Health Drama...Or Planned Escape?

A number of people sent me articles about Hillary's "collapse" at the September 11th memorial ceremony and the mistaken announcement by ABC that she was dead. Several people even called to ask what I was seeing around Hillary's health. So here is the straight answer. There is something that does...

George W

As many of my family and friends know, I was seriously upset by the 9/11 bombings of the trade center in New York, and I was NOT in favor of the war in Iraq. I knew the “weapons of mass destruction” claim was fabricated, and I was insulted by U.S. President George W. Bush’s statement:  "Either yo...

Are We Just Stupid?

Are we just stupid? Why would anyone consider dissolving or burning serious chemical weapons at sea? I can hear all the reassurances – “But it’s not really sarin … it’s just the ingredients to make sarin. They haven’t been put together yet!” or “Once they’ve been burned they are harmless – just s...

Getting Old - #3

To get old is to stop being interested in life. When the interest stops completely, we withdraw and die. I write this as I sit beside my mother in the cardiac intensive care unit. She is busy withdrawing from life. The nurse said, “There’s been a sudden change in your mother’s condition,” but th...

Getting Old - #2

The idea that you should get old is actually a collection of ideas… cut your hair because long hair is only for young girls… it’s okay to gain a few pounds, and a few more, and more… wrinkled skin is inevitable... your eyesight should fade… a leaky bladder is acceptable… it’s normal to be hard of...

Getting Old - #1

People around me are getting old. I can’t see the point in choosing such a path. Recently, a student who is 20 years younger than me came to visit. We hadn't seen each other for several years. She took me to dinner and during the conversation asked, “Aren’t you ever going to get old?” “What for?...

The Great Fork in the Road

September 22, 2011 There is a lot of panicky talk on the news regarding the financial world and the government. I am always struck by how out-of-touch the various finance ministers and heads of state appear to be. For three years now, they have stubbornly refused to admit we are having a recessi...

Miracle Berry?

March 15, 2011 This morning I read a brief article about a miracle berry that makes sour and bitter things taste sweet. Pop one of these berries in your mouth, follow it with something sour or bitter, and VOILA…the sour/bitter thing tastes sweet and wonderful! Now, a few people are playing with...

Life and Death #6 - Power, Wisdom, and Thoughtfulness

June 7, 2010 Today, my breeding pair of geese was moving gracefully across the road to the pond when someone flying thoughtlessly down the road simply ran them over. I loved those geese and wept to see the masses of white feathers scattered across the road as if several feather pillows had explo...

Life and Death #5 - Travel and Volcanoes

May 20, 2010 I find it fascinating to watch the innocence of Mother Nature confound the sophisticated schedules and towering technologies of man. The volcano in Iceland is the latest example of this. When it was uncertain whether or not visiting dignitaries would be able to attend the Polish pr...

Life and Death #4 - Witnesses

April 26, 2010 One year ago, I was drowning in death. My younger brother, my favorite cow, my dog, and my beloved cat – all died within a few weeks of one another. Coming so close on the heels of losing my marriage, it made for a tough time. A few months after that, the electric company came an...

Life and Death #3 - Emma

April 19, 2010 Every month Emma makes her way to the south pasture to stand at the fence, bellowing. Her mother, Gladys, used to do the same thing because she knew there was a bull in the pasture across the road. The bull was named “Junior,” and Gladys would call to him for hours, telling him sh...