Sweet tears

Photo by Skylar Kang from Pexels "I've been sleepwalkingBeen wandering all nightTryna take what's lost and brokeAnd make it right"-From Burning House by Cam This song snuck back into my life last night. In my raw softening sadness it brought tears. I keep replaying it because I need these tears. But I want to say, the sorrow doesn't…

Llamas and old journals

There was an article in the NY Times recently about how llamas have extra antibodies and, in one study, those antibodies have proven to be successful at defeating COVID-19.   Apparently llamas are superheros in the world of antibodies.  They have two different types of antibodies (where humans only have one).  They have a regular antibody…

Ignorance – Part 1

"Beware.  Ignorance protects itself. Ignorance promotes suspicion.  Suspicion engenders fear. Fear quails, irrational and blind.  Or fear looms, defiant and closed.  Blind, closed, suspicious, afraid.  Ignorance protects itself.  And protected, ignorance grows." -Octavia E. Butler, from Parable of Talents There is an unwillingness to recognize ignorance.  An unwillingness to admit it.  To accept it.  It…