I Agree With the Jussie Smollett Decision

I am Conservative and I Approve This Message What Jussie Smollett did is unconscionable and lower than a snake’s belly, but as far as punishment according to our laws, I think it is probably appropriate. I believe that dropping charges and community service hours might truly have been an outcome for any idiot who would…

Aching for Treasures in Heaven

Finding Comfort in Heirlooms and Legacies They Left Behind A lovely, heirloom clock sits prominently on the mantle in my living room. It belonged to my husband’s grandmother. Every hour it announces itself with a music box version of a familiar, classical song. My attention is drawn away to thoughts of her when I hear…

Politicizing the Classroom

Way too many years ago, I loved going to school. I loved my education experience. My teachers were mature, professional, and heroic. They were respectful of each child’s home culture. I never heard their political, religious, or moral views expressed beyond “The Golden Rule” and classroom behavior. I was never taught how I was supposed…

Dancing With Butterflies;The Day I Went AWOL

If you know me or have ever read anything I write, you know that people often respond to the things that I say or do with phrases like “that is just crazy”, “really didn’t think that through, did you?”, and the most common response of all, “I would never do that”. I don’t try to…

Talking to Yourself Out Loud

I can carry on a conversation in my mind for twelve, solid hours on a solo road trip. This is not the kind of conversation where I am anxious or angry, and dwelling on something. (As if I could stay on one topic for more than three minutes)  These are fun and engaging conversations, where…

The Absurdity of Policing the past with Today’s Values

Issues such as slavery, racism, women’s rights, and other injustices, have become defining controversies of our nation, and for some, are causing conflicting emotions concerning our origins as a nation. Does it escape us that these things existed long before the forming of this nation? They are the very issues that our founding fathers were…