Archive for June 2018

The Migrant Children Crisis is Moral, Not Political

Facebook deemed my post about the Mr. Rogers movie too political. When I recommended folks should see Won’t You Be My Neighbor, the documentary honoring the life and teachings of Fred Rogers, I contrasted the way Mr. Rogers understood, respected, and loved young children with the way the Trump administration had separated over 2,500 children... Read more »

Remembering Mr. Rogers: Why You Should See Won’t You Be My Neighbor

I needed to restore my faith in humanity after listening to an endless loop of the heartbreaking cries of children separated from their parents by Trump’s border policy. I needed to hear the voice of Mr. Rogers, a man who embodied empathy, kindness, caring, and especially love of children. So I switched off the news,... Read more »

Separating Kids from Parents is OK with Some Folks

There was a dog whistle in Kellyanne Conway’s interview with Chuck Todd on Meet the Press yesterday, June 17, Father’s Day 2018. In defending the Trump/Sessions policy of incarcerating adults crossing the border, even asylum seekers, and thus justifying separating kids from their parents who “broke the law,” Conway said, “And Chuck, let me just... Read more »

We Will All Have a Preexisting Condition Someday

Let me share a healthcare story that happened to me some 25 years ago when insurance companies were allowed to discriminate against people who had a preexisting condition. My husband and I were healthy and in our late forties. He was a self-employed physician and I worked for a small not-for-profit that didn’t offer health... Read more »

The Internet Has Stolen Everything, Including my Book

Two years ago, I published a book. Granted, it was a little book. My friends and family seemed to like it and a few folks bought it. While Terribly Strange and Wonderfully Real never made the New York Times best sellers list, it was created with my labor and I paid to publish it. So... Read more »