Polarization and the Unpopular Position of Balance

Polarization is overtaking us as a people who were once diverse. You cannot turn on an electronic device or happen upon a conversation in a coffee shop, and not realize that the issue of national polarization is worsening. We all know this. We are all talking about it. We all hold in the back of…

Bloom Big

I am addicted to gathering information about vacations, Alaska, ocean front property, antique commercial buildings, sailboats, and so many other escapist activities. I have spread sheets, shopping lists, and cost comparisons. (Don’t ask me to be that organized with my actual life) I think of this fantasy world as wise planning. In case I suddenly…

Saying “No” to the Dress

    More and more young women are saying “no” to the dress and “no” to being a bridesmaid because of the cost of not only buying the dress, but destination brunches, travel, and other expenses associated with being a bridesmaid. I have hoped that the current trends for wedding parties, specifically bridesmaids, would come back…