Archive for July 2016

Grieving Parents and Politics: Exploitation all Around

American politics have hit a new low.  Relying on grieving parents who bare their hearts, their sorrows, their souls in front of cheering delegates swathed in red, white, and blue, both Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are both guilty of exploiting the grief of parents of American heroes to raise their poll numbers.  As a... Read more »

The Historical Nature of Tonight's Taco Dinner

I am a 46 year old woman and tonight while I was cooking dinner for my family, I turned the kitchen radio up louder than my toddler’s rambling so I could hear the roll call of a woman being nominated for President of the United States of America for the very first time.  More than... Read more »

The Dao of Da: Own Every Room You Walk Into

This is the third in an occasional series where I will try and capture some of the life lessons my Dad (Da to his grandchildren) taught me through the years, the goal being to preserve them for his children, grandchildren, nieces and nephews.  Lesson 3:  “Walk into every room as if you belong there.” I... Read more »

When Your Seven Year Old Asks If Slavery Is Still a Problem in America

This has been a difficult set of days in America.  It started with back to back point blank lethal shootings of two African American men by police officers last week. On the heels of that, a sniper in Dallas killed five police officers while wounding seven others during a protest rally organized against the first... Read more »