“Winners and Losers”

Flipping back and forth between channels, I am glued to the coverage of Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation vote for the Supreme Court. Some networks are putting people with differing opinions on, and debating why Kavanaugh should or should not be confirmed. Surprisingly, the debates are not always ugly. Then, I flip to a network whereContinue reading ““Winners and Losers””

Dear Men…

I am reaching out to tell you that sexual assault victims know what an assault looks and feels like. We know when we are being forced to do something against our will. We know when the people who assault us believe our bodies are theirs and they can do what they want with them. As a woman whoContinue reading “Dear Men…”

Maverick McCain

“No ma’am. He’s a decent family man, a citizen that I just happen to have disagreements with on fundamental issues, and that’s what this campaign is all about.” “I admire Senator Obama and his accomplishment,. I will respect him. I want everyone to be respectful, and let’s make sure we are. Because that’s the wayContinue reading “Maverick McCain”

Is This the Moment?

We can all recall moments in our childhood when something changed. If you still spend holidays with any extended family, you know they come up almost every time you get together. The “thing” to change doesn’t need to be significant. It could be the way you saw the grown-ups in the family, or the firstContinue reading “Is This the Moment?”

Introverts Who Interact: A Mom’s Glimpse into YouTube Madness

As we parked our car, and piled out of it, I could feel my daughters’ nervous and excited energy. Their faces held expressions I hope to never forget. I had no idea what I had gotten myself into, but I knew I was glad I got to witness the emotions and expressions they were carrying.Continue reading “Introverts Who Interact: A Mom’s Glimpse into YouTube Madness”

Darn it! I Was Wrong about “Roseanne”

Just a few short months ago, I was a wide-eyed optimist… believing the revived TV sitcom could start a real conversation in America. I even wrote a blog about how she could be the one to change the conversation. I put Rosanne in quotes in this blog title, because I mean the TV show andContinue reading “Darn it! I Was Wrong about “Roseanne””

I Turned Around and She Was Gone

Life is a quirky little journey. Some of us take many different paths and others stay in the space they have known their entire lives, surrounded by people who’ve known them forever. The thing about taking different paths is that you often lose some people along the way. It could be because they saw prettierContinue reading “I Turned Around and She Was Gone”

Choose Kind: But is There a Limit?

“I am so irritated right now. None of my friends answered my texts to come over today.” As I sat there, someone I thought was her friend, and someone who did answer her text, I wondered: Did she know what she just said? So, I pause, and say slowly: “NONE of your friends?” (big smileContinue reading “Choose Kind: But is There a Limit?”