The Trump Challenge: Continue Walking in Love

The Trump Challenge: Continue Walking in Love

Half of us are hurting and half of us are celebrating. While the red-hat party is going on next door, let’s gather our tribe over here. Here’s the message, Loves. Keep on keeping on. Keep on loving. Keep on holding open doors (literal and metaphorical). And when the doors remain closed, keep on pounding those… Continue Reading

Compassion Learned: Self- and Others

So this is how it happens. Now I know. Several times a year, a story will rack up tens of thousands of social media shares amongst special needs families and our greater community. Some child or young adult will have been asked to leave an establishment because someone deems them scary, or dangerous, or whatever.… Continue Reading

My Tipper Gore Moment

My Tipper Gore Moment

This may seem a prudish post. This is. My Tipper Gore moment…. The bass beats of the rap music cranking during our morning dance blast class at the Y sent me back to the 80s of my 20something years. As I attempted, but failed, to keep in step, I mentally wove and bobbed through moments… Continue Reading

Details. It’s in the Details

Details. It’s in the Details

As I locked the back door, I heard the sudden ssshushh in the tops of the deciduous forest behind my condominium. What was that? A storm signaling? Like that day and the days before it and the days before those, it was another hot one in August. I put my keys and wallet into the… Continue Reading

Advanced Course in Skills for Life

Advanced Course in Skills for Life

It’s one of the most maligned, undervalued, and belittled professions in existence. Even by members of the same gender. Sometimes, especially by the same gender. Yet, everyone had or has a mother, or was at least conceived by one. I’ve always maintained that motherhood is a profession and an important one. Except in mostly rare… Continue Reading