Category Archives: Pop Culture

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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Lady Gaga gives me hope

I've been pretty disappointed in the American public lately. The constant public social media fighting between "both sides" of the political spectrum has been very discouraging. Neither side seems to be willing to give the other side a chance and the voices are screaming at each other so much that I've almost quit listening to…
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