Etiquette & Humane

I ask how being polite affects your connection to others on a daily basis? I am reflecting on differences between being “polite” and real but respectful discussions. In several communities again I am struck with how being “polite” leads to a certain kind of brutality that is much more acceptable than […]

Our differences need to bring us together.

I remember back in college when “politically correct” was gaining traction in a new way, we had a campus-wide meeting where all these various groups angry (understandably) voiced how they were being persecuted (people who were gay, African American, and women). It was good that there was recognition of each group, […]

The pentagon is a pill pusher

The pentagon is a pill pusher and needs to be seen as such. They are trying to normalize violence and unrest by giving local communities armored vehicles.  Police departments who passively accept these “gifts” need to realize that they are endorsing violence against our own citizens, that they are saying there […]

Fish in a bowl.

Shills & Obama

A friend posted a beautiful photo by Leslie Amsterdam of 100+ demonstrators at the Federal Court Building last night in Madison. It was to ask Obama to say no to the Keystone Pipeline. In that discussion I said that Obama is a shill. And he is. An empty shell of […]

Fear as a Gateway to Change*

To my brothers and sisters on this planet we call earth: for all of us to live together and be able to move forward, for our children and our children’s children, we must really look deeply at the fuel behind fear/distrust/hate/stereotypes. We must recognize this deficiency is common and a […]


God is a fractal.

I think fractals are a wonderful tool to understanding the self and the world. We mirror what is around us, and what is around us mirrors ourselves. The handles are many to help us move forward if we are able to look clearly. The scale too, size, is an illusion. […]


when i was a little girl, i remember using my chalk board. i took hours drawing an extensive diagram and then my erasure dropped. and i thought: holy crap how easy it is to destroy and how hard it is to create.


Ho Ho Hos and what they meant for us

Yesterday Will and I went out to six families to give them gifts from the community as part of Santas without Chimneys. I felt weird initially wearing a santa hat. I hate christmas typically. And then I realized we were lucky enough to have the opportunity to be what christmas […]

Eyes that Move

Seeing is an interactive process. I am importing and tweaking photos taken at a birthday party yesterday, and reflecting on the debate about art and photography — photoshop. The thing is when we look, we are constantly focusing on different areas in ways that cameras could never reproduce for they […]

Wagon & Bubbler

Update: Web Site Hacked

I neglected updating this site, so it’s kind of a good thing this happened. Here’s my intent for topics: Resources for Madison Homelessness will continue to be listed. And hopefully kept more current and in a better structure. I have been talking about homelessness online & posting resources since 2010. […]