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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 »

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 »
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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 »

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 »

Commissioner to Adrian Peterson: 'No More Whoop-Ass'

Commissioner to Adrian Peterson: 'No More Whoop-Ass'
If he bungled the punishment for Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice on domestic violence, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell knew he had to get it right for Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson about child abuse. As reported by the Boston Globe, NFLPA executive director DeMaurice Smith went on ESPN Radio’s “Mike & Mike” show... Read more »
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Let's all 'Stick it to Breast Cancer!' with the Chicago Wolves

Let's all 'Stick it to Breast Cancer!' with the Chicago Wolves
Over the past year, three dear friends of mine have been diagnosed with breast cancer.  They’re all doing well, thank God, but I am angry at all they have had to go through. Two had double mastectomies.  It was the second time cancer had appeared for one of my friends.  Two lost their hair.  I... Read more »

All on the line for the Chicago Sky, Elena Delle Donne

All on the line for the Chicago Sky, Elena Delle Donne
“They (the Chicago Sky) are too good.” Indiana Fever Coach Linn Dunn, in Monday’s postgame press conference Win or go home. Those are the simple choices the Chicago Sky will have to make as they face the Indiana Fever at Banker’s Life Fieldhouse tonight in Indianapolis for the final Game 3 of the Eastern Conference... Read more »

Zip-lining my way past fear

Zip-lining my way past fear
  “Always do what you are afraid to do.” Ralph Waldo Emerson Over the Labor Day Weekend, I made a big breakthrough in overcoming a nascient, prescient fear of heights.  Zip-lining, and the support of my family and some new friends got me through it. I’ve had a fear of heights…freefall heights…since I was five.... Read more »
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A Thank You Letter to Barbara Walters

A Thank You Letter to Barbara Walters
“I was the kind nobody thought could make it. I had a funny Boston accent. I couldn’t pronounce my R’s. I wasn’t a beauty.” Barbara Walters, I owe you, big-time. On the day of your retirement, I want to thank you for so much. Without you: I wouldn’t have seen a woman co-host a morning news... Read more »
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