How Many More Massacres Must Occur Before We Get Gun Control

On February 14, 2018 when most of us were focused on LOVE, a 19 year old, armed with an assault rifle, went into a school and murdered 17 people. In the year prior to this horrific act, the 19 year old purchased, at least, nine other guns for his “gun collection”. In the days and... Continue Reading →


The Shift

I found myself in a constant state of anger, always ready for war. Taking the easy way out, I blamed my raging hormones and accepted that this was something I had to endure and manage through medication, meditation, and mindfulness. Unable to shake the feeling of defeat at the thought of taking medication, I immersed... Continue Reading →

Mommy vs. Feminist/Activist

For those of you that did not get to read it, I decided to share my last column in the Bertie-Ledger. Let me know your thoughts! A couple of years ago I selfishly refused to understand a mother’s view when she explained that she had little concern for her African-American son making a statement when... Continue Reading →

Please Don’t Build that Wall

I had the wonderful opportunity to spend my 47th Birthday in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. I will admit that prior to the trip, I was one of those arrogant Americans that swore to never step foot in Mexico. "Too much violence" is what I said anytime anyone asked had I ever visited Mexico. When deciding... Continue Reading →

I Am Auggie

My youngest daughter and I have been reading the book Wonder by R.J. Palacio. Wonder is about a ten-year old boy whose nickname is Auggie. As a result of a facial deformity he was born with, Auggie struggles with going to school and making friends. This morning as we were reading, I was overcome with... Continue Reading →

Is That What You Call Cheating?

I got a lot of great feedback from my post, Monogamy…is that even possible?. The feedback, and reflection on my personal journey, led to another question. What is cheating? I think there is a huge disparity in how men and women define cheating. Or is it just a disparity in how cheaters vs. non-cheaters define... Continue Reading →

Southerners and Snow

The thought of snow out here in our "neck of the woods" throws us into a "tizzy". It is quite different from my experience growing up in New York where the city didn't stop even if there was a foot of snow on the ground. A foot of snow on the ground around here would... Continue Reading →

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