Posts in category "spirituality"

Is the murder of Cecil the Lion more horrendous than when any other animal is killed for sport?

Is the murder of Cecil the Lion more horrendous than when any other animal is killed for sport?
Edited on 7/31/15 – to make it clear that this post addresses hunting as sport, not hunting as a means of feeding one’s family. Like anyone else with a beating heart, the air drained from from my lungs when I came across the horrifying story about the murder of Cecil the Lion. Such unfathomable brutality, and with a price tag, no less.... Read more »

Deepak THIS, Chopra: The Shame of Hating a Good Life

Deepak THIS, Chopra: The Shame of Hating a Good Life
I’ve got it all, y’all. A healthy son. A healthy body. Living parents. A decent wage in a field that helps my fellow man. Friends who like me. A sense of humor. A good hairdresser. A Toyota. And boy-oh-boy do I know my way around a gratitude, list! I can craft a step-by-step guide to... Read more »

15 years drunk/15 years sober: Here's what I know, today.

15 years drunk/15 years sober: Here's what I know, today.
Fifteen years ago, I stopped drinking like a pig. And for fifteen years before that, I drank like a pig. Not every day. Not in the beginning. But at the end? Totally. If I worked out like I drank, I would be super buff. But in the early days, it was more about quality than... Read more »
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"There are lots of ways that things can work themselves out, Mom. You just can’t see them all."

"There are lots of ways that things can work themselves out, Mom. You just can’t see them all."
True story: About a year and a half ago, a longtime friend and I had a falling out. There were no fingers to point, no blame to pin in this particular schism. Things simply went off track, and we went our separate ways. But the person hurt most by this “breakup” was my son. My... Read more »

I'm a grown-up! (so why do I still care so much about what people think of me?)

I'm a grown-up! (so why do I still care so much about what people think of me?)
The other day, my six year old son said to me: G: Mom, you’re not like other moms, are you? Me: No, kiddo. I’m not. I would say I am a little odd… XANADU ! from Old Single Mom on Vimeo. And by God, I’m determined to teach him that it’s okay to be a... Read more »

Screw you, Taylor Swift. I can't just 'shake it off.'

Screw you, Taylor Swift. I can't just 'shake it off.'
Heartbreakers gonna break, break, break And the fakers gonna fake, fake, fake Baby I’m just gonna shake, shake, shake Shake it off, Shake it off — Taylor Swift *** We all have THAT THING that still takes us out at the knees – that memory/decision/thing/death/betrayal/love that can still creep up on us and attack our... Read more »
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Old Single Mom responds to her new fans at Fox News!

Old Single Mom responds to her new fans at Fox News!
Hey, guys! So things got pretty exciting, yesterday, once I noticed that John Stossel had used a picture of me to promote the re-airing of his show that I was on a few months ago: “Parenting Wars.” Click here to go to the link of yesterday’s post! Can I just say: boy howdy, and hello!... Read more »

I can't stop playing "Plants vs Zombies!"

I can't stop playing "Plants vs Zombies!"
Without a hint of exaggeration or dramatics, I can honestly say that, for the past two days, I have done nothing but play Plants vs Zombies on my Ipad. “Braaaaaaaainnns…” (If you are unfamiliar with the app, the object is to destroy all the zombies, some wearing traffic cones on their heads, before they eat... Read more »

Dear Son: That whole Santa thing? I lied.

Dear Son: That whole Santa thing? I lied.
Dear Son: I could see the doubt in your eyes from the beginning, when I told you the tale of a big fat man dressed in red, who, one night a year, circles the entire globe in a sleigh pulled by **ahem** flying reindeer. No chimney? No problem! Because magic; the same magic that makes... Read more »
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Dear Camille Cosby: We need to hear from you.

Dear Camille Cosby, I would say that you don’t know me, but that wouldn’t be completely true. You have met thousands of people just like me over the years. I’m just another regular American who appreciated and enjoyed your husband’s brilliance. And while I don’t know you personally, you are not a total stranger to... Read more »