Again

I am dismayed. Dismayed that I have opened my newsfeed to headlines of today’s carnage in California. Another senseless mass shooting. Yet again.  I am horrified. Horrified to imagine the terrifying, paralyzing fear those parents must have felt the moment they learned someone was shooting at their child’s elementary school. But I’m unable to…because I […]

A Thin Line

  Yesterday evening an arbiter sided with the NFL in the case of Adrian Peterson and upheld the decision to ban him from playing for the remainder of the season. I am satisfied with this resolution and with the fact that the NFL seriously addressed this incident. I can only wish that Adrian Peterson also […]

Why I No Longer Watch “Teen Mom”

Well, other than the fact that I should not have been watching anyway as I am way beyond the intended age bracket. But I initially got hooked during the first season of MTV’s 16 and Pregnant  when I was in the midst of my own first pregnancy (but at the more socially acceptable age of 27). […]

What Bugs Me About these Reality TV “Exes”

Ugh, these shows.  I’m so conflicted because, you see, I actually watch them. And I admittedly am thoroughly entertained by them. And then, like a night of a sleazy affair in a cheap motel, I feel equally ashamed afterwards because it is such bad TV and surely I could be doing something more worthwhile with […]

Because I Can

It is the anniversary-eve of the Sandy Hook tragedy and here I sit, reading in disbelief the news of today’s latest school shooting. I am taken back to the moments one year ago tomorrow, as I grieved with the nation over the insensible loss of  innocent children, all-the-while fighting a rather encompassing and most urgent […]