Family Archive

Guns in America: Can We Do Anything? (My Story)

Regardless of where you land on the gun debate, in America the phrase, “gun violence” is a huge trigger. Historically when I write about guns, I get hassled. Better, traditionally, if you hassle me, my go to was to shut up, run or redact. ...Read More

Does it have to be the one who screams the loudest?

Moments ago I sat in the orthodontist’s office.  My oldest son was getting his braces off. His braces came off easily.  “Do you plan on keeping your wisdom teeth?” The dental assistant asked him. “Yes.” We both replied. “Well, they are coming in straight. ...Read More

Be A Better Mom By Making Peace With Your Mom

The other day I took both boys to the orthodontist. Kyle usually drives himself, but his car was in the shop. I had just returned from the dentist. I had two fillings — both related to clenching my teeth. It was lunchtime and the ...Read More

Sexual Abuse Did Not Start In A Vacuum

I specifically chose not to include the more profound abuse I have experienced. Unfortunately the experiences I included here are quietly commonplace. When I am all alone and safe, the phrase I think of are “culturally insidious, misuse of power and epidemic abuses.” In ...Read More

We are not friends and that is ok.  

Please do not take it personally. First, and foremost, I LOVE people and my relationships with them. Through years of practice, I have also learned that friendship is not an exact science. Thankfully, I have awesome friends; friends who are cool with who I ...Read More