Back in July, BlogHer Family editor, Jenna Hatfield posed this question, “What would you do if you weren’t afraid?” I’ve been working on Fear: Is It Friend or Foe for more than a week now, but it’s just not ready, Friends. I feel this Fear piece needs as much of my undivided attention as this courage composition had, but right … Read More
Hate Crimes in Benghazi & The Bride of Osama
I felt defeated and outraged when I read today’s headlines about the death of four Americans, including US Ambassador to Libya, Christopher Stevens. Do these people who are so enraged not realize that Sam Bacile’s thoughts and actions are not indicative of an entire nation? I am sickened by the hatred. My heart bleeds for the families and friends and … Read More
How Do You Want to be Remembered?
“I’m just gonna ride him, ‘cause that’s what I do.” That’s what a father of one of the boys on my son’s team said to me. About the fifteenth insult he hurled onto the field, I found myself gritting my teeth. Around the twentieth slur, I had a flashback of the time I accidently spilled my ice water on a … Read More
On Spiritual Paradox
Two days ago I watched an interview with Marcy Borders on The View. Marcy is a survivor of 9/11 and the woman whom was captured in the now-iconic photo, “Dust Lady,” on the day of the heinous attacks on our country. As a means of coping with the shock of the event, Marcy succumbed to alcohol and drugs, which led … Read More