Posts in category "Family"

Memories of Princess Diana, unvarnished by time

Memories of Princess Diana, unvarnished by time
Where were you when you found out Princess Diana had died in that horrific crash in Paris 20 years ago? I bet you can remember. For me… it was devastating. My ex-husband and I had just returned home from the Cousin Jack’s annual Labor Day party…a full evening with family, friends. and barbecue. It was... Read more »

Eclipsed by none: Previewing Wizard World Comic Con Chicago August 24-27

Eclipsed by none: Previewing Wizard World Comic Con Chicago August 24-27
I promised to hug two blonde pop culture icons at Wizard World Comic Con Chicago, coming the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont August 24-27.  After all, the persuasive charms of “America’s favorite houseguest” turned celebrity host Kato Kaelin and actress Loni Anderson cannot be underestimated. The 20th Anniversary celebration includes a special screening... Read more »

Encouraging Thoughts When Life Deals You Lemons...

Encouraging Thoughts When Life Deals You Lemons...
Stop me if you’ve heard this one: When life gives you lemons…make lemonade! The irrepressible Dale Carnegie is credited with the quote, from his 1948 book How to Stop Worrying and Start Living. What it means is to look at life positively, despite every obstacle in the way. Carnegie suggests the following: Fill your mind... Read more »
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On this Mothers Day: I'm a Working Mom...wait, I'm a Working Mom?

On this Mothers Day: I'm a Working Mom...wait, I'm a Working Mom?
With my third Mothers Day coming up Sunday, I can’t help but shake my head in disbelief. How life has changed since I wrote this description of me: “Writing and broadcasting are my life, especially about women’s sports and women’s issues. I believe in God, Title IX, equal pay and equal rights for all mankind.... Read more »

How to overcome bullying at any age

How to overcome bullying at any age
I wrote this a few years ago. With so many stories about bullying in the news, though, I thought it was time for a refresher from my own life. Despair and loneliness aren’t your destiny. Read on…. This is a story about bullying. It’s also a story about a happy ending. A few years ago,... Read more »

To My Sister. on her Birthday

To My Sister. on her Birthday
Dearest Sister Linnea- You may not be among us physically this year, but by golly, I feel your presence. This is the first birthday you haven’t been around, dear sister, after passing away earlier this year. You might be surprised I’m writing this, given our relationship, but I miss you and wish you were here.... Read more »
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Talking to my 10-year-old about why people are transgender

Talking to my 10-year-old about why people are transgender
Transgender talk is in the news, and therefore, a major topic of conversation in our household, thanks to former Olympian/Mr. Kardashian/actor Bruce Jenner becoming ‘Caitlyn.’ Our Rosie, at 10 years old, is a very inquisitive child. “I was born asking ‘why,’ she told me. “That’s funny….I was too!” I said. So, when Jenner announced he... Read more »

Update: WNBA suspends Brittney Griner, Glory Johnson for domestic violence

Update: WNBA suspends Brittney Griner, Glory Johnson for domestic violence
With consideration of all the facts and circumstances of this matter, we are suspending Brittney Griner and Glory Johnson each without pay for a period of seven regular-season games.  Brittney and Glory’s conduct is detrimental to the best interests of the WNBA and violates applicable law.  We also understand that people make mistakes, and that... Read more »

To My Sister, who gave me Mother's Day as her final gift

To My Sister, who gave me Mother's Day as her final gift
For many years, I’ve been critical of this holiday, Mother’s Day. As I’ve mentioned,  I’ve been unable, biologically, to bear a child, and until recently, my life lacked sufficient resources to care for and nurture a child.  Instead, I became a pet parent, a nurturing aunt, and a doting friend. All that changed in an... Read more »
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Day in court is coming for Hope Solo...why is she still playing?

Day in court is coming for Hope Solo...why is she still playing?
“Once all the facts come to light and the legal process is concluded, I am confident that I will be fully exonerated.” Hope Solo, on her Facebook page, June 2014  Soccer star Hope Solo has a day in court…soon. A judge in Kirkland, Washington set January 20th as the day she faces two counts of fourth-degree... Read more »