Shame and grace

Why do we look down on people trying to get better? I sense this attitude all around me, and truth be told, I'm not immune to it. We all do it sometimes, and it should be to our shame. If you don't believe me, turn on your TV. You'll find shows such as My 600-lb.... Continue Reading →

Baggage claims

In the flurry of activity following the announcement of Brian Flores' lawsuit against the NFL, I made the mistake of reading the comments that followed several of the articles. Yes, I know better, but I did it anyway. Unfortunately. Here we are in 2022 and we're still dealing with the same attitudes and beliefs that... Continue Reading →

Trading places

Earlier this week, a woman I admire bravely hugged her 14YO son goodbye as he set off on a European adventure. Underneath a healthy dose of momma-trepidation, she's thrilled for him to have this experience. We've had a few conversations about what he'll gain from it, and I--for the millionth time--thought, We need more¬†international youth... Continue Reading →

Never forget

Yesterday I left¬†my family's Thanksgiving festivities feeling full, not only of food, but also--and especially--of love and warmth and goodwill. Compared to most of the world, I have a lot. My modest house might need a good cleaning, but it keeps me safe from the elements and has more than enough room for my kids,... Continue Reading →

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