Archive for September 2018

The American Child Care Dilemma

The American Child Care Dilemma
My daughter came home unexpectedly from work and discovered that the nanny, who was supposed to be watching her kids, was sound asleep. I remember the same thing happening to me when I learned that the sitter I had trusted to watch my child (now the mother in this story) for a few hours had neglected to check... Read more »

Brett Kavanaugh and People Who Can’t Apologize: Some Thoughts on Yom Kippur

Brett Kavanaugh and People Who Can’t Apologize: Some Thoughts on Yom Kippur
One thing about Donald Trump that his base admires is his refusal to apologize. Ever. It makes him seem strong, tough, and powerful. On the eve of Yom Kippur, the Jewish holiday in which atoning for your sins is central, this inability to admit wrongdoing and ask the person you have hurt for forgiveness shows... Read more »

On the 17th Anniversary of September 11: Remembering the Power of Community and Caring

On the 17th Anniversary of September 11: Remembering the Power of Community and Caring
On every anniversary of September 11, I think of the power of community and caring. My memory of that day is forever linked to the early childhood educators of Cherry Preschool, who were a caring community trying to manage their own terror to welcome young children and comfort their families on the first day of preschool.... Read more »
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RESPECT: Aretha, McCain, and #45

RESPECT: Aretha, McCain, and #45
We celebrated the lives of two American icons last weekend. While the funeral services for Aretha Franklin and John McCain were as different as the people who had died, Aretha’s acclaimed recording of Respect reverberated in my head. As a native of Detroit who grew up in the era of being able to see Motown... Read more »