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Free Therapy # 60: There is no Other

On rare occasions in my life, I’ve suffered momentary break-downs when sudden waves of sorrow would sweep over me in a storm of tears that wrenched up out of me in sobbing pleas and prayers; petitions to some unknown force for answers that never came.

Scottish Food-To-Go

There are loads of things I miss about the USA, and near the top of the list are the wonderful restaurants I had practically at my doorstep – and the fast food chains I furtively visited in the dark hours of night, bearing away my prizes, giggling madly while running up my apartment steps for [...]

Call the Midwife Season 4 Episode 3 Recap: Saddest Episode Ever

Peter Noakes is conducting a meeting of the civil defense brigade when a rat scurries into the middle of the group of men and everybody freaks out. The rat is clobbered by one of the men, and Noakes thanks him. Back at Nonnatus House, Nurse Crane has laid out rat poison, which Sister Monica Joan [...]

The Valley of Fear – California, Cannabis and Killing the American Dream

Whoever claims to love God yet hates a brother or sister is a liar. For whoever does not love their brother and sister, whom they have seen, cannot love God, whom they have not seen. –1 John 4:20 I like to listen to the radio when I work in the garage. Where I live the [...]

North State Live Music and Open Mics: April 10 – April 14

Friday, April 10 The Blackwell Brothers at the Post Office Saloon in Redding at 8:30 p.m. 21 and over. (530) 246-2190. Ashley MacDonald performs at Kelly’s Pub and Wine Bar in Redding at 8 p.m. 21 and over. (530) 223-3165. Sami Jo at the California Brewing Company in Palo Cedro at 6:00 p.m. All ages. (530) 222-2739. Crary, Evans, and Spurgin at Pilgrim Congregational Church in Redding at 8 p.m. Presented by the Oaksong Society. All ages. Tickets $20, $10 for [...]

Last Word on Hair – For a While

Since my first/last hair post, I worked up the courage to follow many of your suggestions. I got a pixie cut. Here’s a photo, in case you missed it. No color was added or removed. The colors you see are what hairstylist Donna Rose had to work with: part dyed brown, part gray, and part [...]

Redding Council Oks a Sit-lie Ordinance for Sidewalks; Disbands the Business Improvement District; Talks Marijuana and Sales Tax Hikes

In its ongoing efforts to bolster public safety—and public perception—a divided Redding City Council voted Tuesday to make it illegal to sit, sprawl, sleep or camp on sidewalks in the downtown area or any other business district. Whether police officers will be available to enforce the new “sit-lie” ordinance is still in question. The council [...]

Call the Midwife: Season 4 Episode 2 – New Love, Old Love

This is a recap. There are major spoilers here. Sister Julienne is tending flowers in the garden when the skies open up into a downpour, and she is suddenly drenched. She goes inside to change, and finds there is a leak in the roof, letting a great deal of water through. Sisters Winifred and Evangelina [...]

Just Sayin’: Once More, with Feeling – The Topic of Love

In February I sat down to write a piece about love. Well, it was Valentine’s Day after all.  I hadn’t written anything productive for a few weeks, so I put on my self-discipline hat and set to work. Oh, I did go on at great and profound lengths about love and how we choose to define [...]

Free Therapy # 59: Our Purpose Here

On rare occasions in my life, I’ve suffered momentary break-downs when sudden waves of sorrow would sweep over me in a storm of tears that wrenched up out of me in sobbing pleas and prayers; petitions to some unknown force for answers that never came.

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