While They Were “Sleeping”

Yesterday Herb and I violated one of the cardinal rules of parenting: NEVER assume a quiet child is a sleeping child--especially at naptime.  Before I elaborate on the mayhem that occurred, let me introduce you to my children. Samantha is 11 years-old going on 5 or 45 depending on her mood.  She is our extreme, no exceptions rule-follower.  … Continue reading While They Were “Sleeping”


The United States and the Syrian Refugee Crisis

The Syrian refugee crisis has become a hot-button issue politically and on social media. This is a complex issue that cannot be boiled down to a 30-second sound bite or Facebook meme, so I thought I’d explore some of the topics that have twisted a whole bunch of knickers. 1.  Should the United States accept … Continue reading The United States and the Syrian Refugee Crisis

I Am a Fighter (originally posted 10/23/15)

I've been thinking a lot about my previous post and wanted to write a follow-up, but just couldn't get my thoughts organized--until this morning. Yesterday I woke up very melancholy for no particular reason.  Not "sad" per se, but a deep sense of dread that made me want to hide under the covers and cry … Continue reading I Am a Fighter (originally posted 10/23/15)