Dec 5, 2013
We were sitting in a sun room, swapping stories, news, and updates when the question was asked, "Why did they get divorced?" We leaned forward in anticipation of a standard response; "he was having an affair," or "she was having an affair."
Nov 29, 2013
Thanksgiving had humble beginnings, but the concept binds us and brings us together.
Nov 21, 2013
This month, our nation has two pivotal anniversaries: the 150th anniversary of the Gettysburg Address by President Abraham Lincoln (November 19), and the 50th anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy (November 22).
Nov 14, 2013
Autumn has always been a transitional season for me. As a child, I saw it as the time when the carefree days of summer changed to conform with the structure and requirements of school. The same held true through college and graduate school.
Nov 7, 2013
Transformation is fascinating, especially when the change is dramatic and you can see it happen before your very eyes. That point was underscored to me this week by "Body Evolution" by Global Democracy, a video that was released two years ago, but went viral last week.
Oct 31, 2013
Last night, my husband Jimmy and I were talking about how fast time, at least as it pertains to our children, has flown.
Oct 24, 2013
When our oldest child was an infant, I talked to her nonstop. It was an ongoing monologue, a narrative of her life in progress. Topics included what we were doing, where we were going, what I was dressing her in, what the weather was like, and what was happening next.
Oct 17, 2013
The news this week of two arrests in the case of a 12-year-old suicide is a reminder of how middle school drama can go awry.