Good grief.


Within the last ten weeks I've celebrated the birth of my nephew, married the love of my life in the best wedding ever, honeymooned, celebrated my birthday, and celebrated the birth of my niece... Then suddenly, we were grieving the loss of my newborn niece suddenly at one month old, and again mourning for my grandmother who passed away two weeks …

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A Simple Choice


Having an 11/5 birth date in the US has made for some interesting news over the years. The 11/5/08 headline showed citizens of the same country whose original constitution didn't consider slaves human, had elected a black man president. Somehow, today I'm still reading about what laws are needed to make a human legal in …

Letting go


The other day I was listening to a song about trusting and relinquishing control when I started thinking about the one thing we probably all agree on:  Nobody can control the world.  No animal either but they tend not to care so much.  We may be able to master and manage some things, but never will we …

It’s important to agree it’s wrong when our black brothers and sisters die.


German blood runs through my veins.  And I just don't understand how violence and looting is supposed to solve anything.  I'm an upstanding citizen and my family is deeply respected.  Why do I need to focus my energy on something happening to black people in neglected communities?  It's not my business and not my fight.  Enough people …

You can do it.


One of the hardest things to grapple with in life is the feeling of helplessness.  Futility rears its ugly head when you go to vote and wonder whether it will matter.  When you're exhausted after a long day and at the end of it, discover one more thing it seems no one else can do.  When you …