Miss Labeled

It's easy to sit on this side of the keyboard and write insightful anecdotes, but there's always more beneath the surface. And once in a while, someone will challenge me on it. Recently I joined an online writers' group and I love it. I feel validated, have a safe space to try new ideas, and... 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 →

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 →

Youthful ideals

A thought struck me early this morning, and I haven't been able to let it go. As a rule (there are always exceptions), people's aspirations tend to diminish with age, and I don't think it's because they've accomplished everything on their list. Seriously, if you're over 40, I'll bet you've at least once rolled your... Continue Reading →

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