The View from a Drawbridge

The random musings of a bridgetender with entirely too much time on her hands.

So, this happened: I got off work very late the other night. The city was relatively quiet. And there was a flower stuck in the door handle of my car. I stopped. I looked around. No one was in sight. I tried to let my better angel speak to me. I really did. I really, …

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Ever since I wrote Me Too, I’ve been in a foul mood. Until then, I had never listed all the outrageous things that men have done to me in my lifetime. I’d never looked at them in one big, steaming pile. Now I don’t think I’ll ever be able to avert my eyes again. And …

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Many years ago, I was standing with my niece and nephew in their Missouri kitchen. As we talked, I got the orange juice out of the refrigerator to pour myself a glass. Just then my brother-in-law walked in and snapped, “Who left the refrigerator door open???” The tension level in that room was palpable. My …

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In the near future, when the leader of the free world is going to be someone who publicly declares “I’d like to punch him in the face,” and also condones waterboarding and other war crimes, can an uptick in violence be far behind? There is a thin veil between humanity and aggression. That veil is …

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So, I’ve been binge watching Star Trek: Enterprise on Hulu. It’s been a delightful dance down memory lane. A lot like visiting much-loved family after a long absence. Despite having the most irritating theme song of all the Star Trek series, it’s one of my favorites. You have to understand, I grew up with Star …

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