Playing with Dead Rats: Searching for Humanbeingness

During lunch break, a group of teachers, all women, had gathered in the lounge to savor cups of hot coffee, check out catalog bargains, and talk about home and school. In one of the conversations, a second-grade teacher shared that several little girls in her class regularly brought Barbie and Ken dolls to school. She remarkedContinue reading “Playing with Dead Rats: Searching for Humanbeingness”

A Christmas Story: Eight Hens Roosting

Excerpt from the memoir titled Nettles and Roses Sixty-four Year Old Santa Under the Christmas Tree (Henry David, a vintage doll, sits next next to Santa. Henry (named after Thoreau) was rescued from an abandoned cabin shortly before it was demolished.) After the house burned and while we were living in a one room tar-paperContinue reading “A Christmas Story: Eight Hens Roosting”