Indecent Promposal

Eager to join in the increasingly popular wave of social media- worthy “promposals”, Florida high school senior Noah Crowley came up with a surefire way to make his grand gesture stand out from the pack:   Sigh. I shake my head upon reading headlines like this but for the most part don’t typically allow them […]

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 […]

Travel in an Uncertain World

Shortly after returning with my small children from their first trip abroad to France, a gunman opened fire in the very area of the Champs-Elysees that we had walked, browsed, and posed for pics on just days before. We had already been discussing a trip to London next. Since then, two separate attacks have taken place […]

It Could Have Been Me

Weeks later, I am still thinking of the recent incidents of the little boy entering the gorilla exhibit at the Cincinnati Zoo and of the fatal alligator attack of the toddler vacationing in Florida. I am absolutely heartbroken for the parents that have lost their child. I am saddened that a rare animal was killed. […]

When a 72 Year-Old Woman Gives Birth

As reported in the news a few days ago, doctors have raised ethical and health concerns after a 72 year-old woman recently gave birth to her first child following two years of IVF treatment. I understand the initial ethical question over whether or not IVF should be performed on a woman of advanced age and the […]

Common Core = Common Sense?

Several days ago, a parent posted a photo of a check he had made out to his child’s school with symbols instead of written numbers. His apparent objective was to show his frustration over how ridiculous he feels the Common Core math standards are, and his post worked, renewing yet again a heated online debate over […]

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 […]