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  • Seriously, Dr. Ruth?!

    There are a lot of ignorant people in the world… And because of that one has to choose his or her battles wisely… Today I choose to battle. This week Dr. Ruth made one of the most ignorant statements I’ve heard in some time… And that’s saying something in today’s world. The statement was in […]

  • It Is Who We Are…

    In the midst of the horrific events at the 2013 Boston Marathon two things flashed through my mind as I sat and watch the heart wrenching live video. First:  There was an overwhelming sense of sadness for the lives that will be forever impacted by a person or persons that the innocent have never met…  […]

  • Conversations with My 13-Year-Old Self

    Ever wonder what you would say to yourself at a younger age if you had the chance? I look back at who I was when I was younger and have such compassion for that boy.  He was lonely, scared and literally crippled by the circumstances that surrounded him.  A little compassion goes a long way […]

  • Faith

    A word…  A feeling…  A concept that constantly baffles…  Sometimes fleeting.  Sometimes planted as firmly as a centuries old redwood.  It is sand in our hands.  And it is the rock that is as solid as anything we have ever felt.  Our lives are at the mercy of this elusive beast…  But our souls rest […]

  • Providence 6th Grader Testifies In Favor of Legalizing Same-Sex Marriage

    Matthew Lannon, 12, a sixth-grader at Wheeler School in Providence, presented a voice and face of youth to the very adult topic of same sex marriage in Rhode Island. Matthew, with his two moms, watching and lending him support, was one of the many advocates and opponents of gay marriage to testify before the Senate […]

  • Ellen Degeneres – Scout’s Honor

    The Boy Scouts have delayed their vote on whether they will allow gay people to join their organization. Ellen discussed it in her monologue.

  • The “L” Word

    No…  Not that one.  I’m talking about “Liberal”.  Why has this word become worse than the worst of four letter words?  And why is anyone in Washington supposed to feel some deep sense of shame if they’re even associated with the “L” word?  Is it because of the disdain in the voice of all those […]

  • The Gift of Empathy

    I think we can agree that we’ve all experienced pain and that there were circumstances in our childhood that caused emotional trauma, which as adults, we learn to heal from, and move on in spite of (hopefully).  Dysfunctional home life and bulling just to name a few…  But the older I get the more I […]

  • Compromise

    This whole “Fiscal Cliff” thing got me thinking (as I’m sure it did most of you).  Actually there was one particular statement I heard today (01/01/2013) that sort of summed up this entire debacle for me.  A pundit who works on ‘The Hill’ said the issue with most Republicans he had spoken with was, and […]

  • A Heavy Heart

    Between the tragedy in Oregon and now the one in Connecticut my heart is literally breaking.  Sometimes, regardless of how much faith I believe I have, life just doesn’t make sense…  Sometimes it is impossible to rationalize an idea that presupposes there is a greater plan…  Sometimes I wonder, “Have we so lost our way […]

  • The 7 Billion Piece Jigsaw Puzzle

    I have spent a great deal of my life feeling as if I don’t belong…  And for some strange reason the older I get the stronger that feeling, at times, can become… I’m not a big drinker (and in all honesty, drunk people tend to get on my nerves).  I don’t do drugs (although in […]

  • “Family Values”

    “Family Values”…  A term that, since the 2012 election, seems to be making a comeback…   And not in a good way… There are some in our country that feel they have ownership of these words.  And they feel it is their right to use them as a club to verbally (and also physically) ‘beat’ those […]