Category Archives: Current Events

Senseless Manchester

The Manchester Bombing makes no sense to me. I can understand people bombing a government facility. It represents public policies that make that person(s) feel oppressed and they are fighting "the power". I see how they get there. I can understand school shooters and employees who "go postal". They feel they have been disrespected by…
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Surviving Prom

We survived our daughter's Junior Prom. I say survived because it was indeed fraught (I love the way that word sounds when you say it out loud) with teenage trauma. Planning started months ago - back when she had a boyfriend. She wanted a Promposal, high heels, a long dress, a fancy night out, primping…
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White Privilege and Me

I hate the term "white privilege". When I hear it I automatically get defensive and feel attacked. My heart and mind swirl with conflicting emotions and I am reminded of everything I think I am not (not smart enough, not educated enough, not cultured enough, etc.). I feel like my lifetime of working to be "color-blind"…
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Once Upon a Time – Valentine’s

Once upon a time . . . When we were kids all great stories started this way. I have a great story to tell, so here it goes. Once upon a time, a long time ago, there was a young lady who didn't feel so young anymore. At the ripe old age of 27 she felt…
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