#Love Wins: Marriage for all, this my friends is something worth writing about

#Love Wins: Marriage for all, this my friends is something worth writing about
It’s been a long time since I’ve put my thoughts into writing. Sometimes something that is important to us is interrupted by events that we have no control over. Writing was important to me however, in the past six months things in my life were for the first time in a very long time: peaceful.... Read more »

Lauren Spierer: Missing nearly four years and no closer to an answer; can you help?

Lauren Spierer: Missing nearly four years and no closer to an answer; can you help?
What a sweet face. Petite, blonde, blue eyed young girl with the pretty face that her parents have not had the joy of looking at in person for nearly four years. June 3, 2011 began a nightmare for Charlene and Robert Spierer that never ends. In the early morning hours of that day, their beloved... Read more »

ESPN's Britt McHenry and her temper tantrum - suspension or should she be fired?

ESPN's Britt McHenry and her temper tantrum - suspension or should she be fired?
Let’s just start with the tantrum, since this is what type of behavior is being discussed across the country right now: I haven’t written much as of late but after seeing this I feel compelled to comment. The old saying “you can’t judge a book by its cover”? How true, how true. To look at... Read more »
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The Bachelor - my new rules for next season

The Bachelor - my new rules for next season
We’re almost to the end of this season’s The Bachelor as we await the fate of Whitney and Becca. Not that we all care so deeply about their fate; we just wonder who in the world will really be happy in the little town that apparently not just time, but everyone forgot. The town (sorry... Read more »

My daughter is gay, so what?

My daughter is gay, so what?
I am writing this nearly a year after my daughter’s admission and only with her permission. I do not wish to invade her privacy, I only can hope to help other parents understand that we should never turn our backs on our children.  May 2014. It had been a difficult year already. I was finally... Read more »

Paris, Jews and the increase in worldwide anti-semitism: why won't it end?

Paris, Jews and the increase in worldwide anti-semitism: why won't it end?
My fellow blogger, “I’ve Got The Hippy Shakes” wrote today about being Jewish; that it’s not easy to be a Jew these days. A fellow Jew just like me, and afraid just as I am. Having recently traveled to Paris, the events of the past week have really shaken me up. In May of 2014... Read more »
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New Years Eve 2014: putting this year in the rearview mirror

New Years Eve 2014: putting this year in the rearview mirror
A few weeks back one of my dear blogger friends, High Gloss and Sauce wrote a piece with the title “Life is Always Good”. It really touched me as prior to 2014, I was a rose colored glasses kind of gal. Yes, I have certainly had struggles in prior years and admit that the older... Read more »

Facebook's year in pictures. A great year, seriously?

Facebook's year in pictures. A great year, seriously?
In the past week I’ve had lots of friends “yearbook” of pictures popping up on my Facebook news feed. They (Zuckerberg and gang) like to remind us of our year as we have posted it and give us a happy recap. But what if your year was awful? I won’t post my own “yearbook” as... Read more »

The giving of Thanksgiving: can you help this family out?

The giving of Thanksgiving: can you help this family out?
I don’t usually make appeals like this. Actually I never do. But I was moved to tell this story. In July of this year, a woman named Beverly Donehey passed away. I never knew this woman. She came and went in the world and her legacy has never been recognized for what I have been... Read more »
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Shopping on Thanksgiving Day: is the greed necessary?

Last week I received a postcard in the mail that Old Navy was having a “pre Black Friday sale” November 22nd. Fifty percent off EVERYTHING IN THE STORE. The fine print is of course that you have to use their credit card or you only get thirty percent off. I just happen to have that... Read more »