Dear Family, Friends & Readers, I will not be at liberty to write for some time. I am not at liberty to share the details of the what and why. In many moons I will be free to talk and I will do so. Until then, I want to leave you with two things. The … More An Open Letter
So I’ve been doing my effing federal and state taxes. I use an online prep site. It makes it easier, but it still takes time. First I have to be my own secretary, gathering our financial documents. Then I have to become a tax attorney, studying the questions for clues to possible intelligent choices that … More Tune In, Turn On, Drop Out & Incorporate
I typically keep myself far away from the daily news cycle and heard nothing of the tragedy in Connecticut until my husband appeared home early from work to hug our children. I did, however, catch on NPR this week a story on Syria where they interviewed children and families displaced by the violence there. That … More Love
To this day I still have the high school nightmare. It’s a simple dream. There I am back in Hopewell Valley Central High, rounding the corner past the cafeteria and on up the ramp to where my locker used to be. The halls are empty except for me and this thick feeling of dread. Anxious … More What My Friend Joe Taught Me
I grew up in a great little neighborhood in a sweet little town in Central NJ. On my block alone there were four other families with girls my age. We were free to roam back in those days, every afternoon after school and all day Saturday. We’d ride our bikes or roller skate. We’d play … More Let’s Play Vote!
Yes, I did it last night. I watched the U.S. Presidential debate. I told myself that if I became too irate I could simply turn it off. In the end though, I came away feeling disappointed. Disappointed and sad. In listening to President Obama and Governor Romney, I had a strange sense of déjà vu, transported … More Thoughts from an Unrepresented Voter
As we move closer and closer to Tuesday’s upcoming vote in North Carolina on Same Sex Marriage Amendment One, which proposes adding a clause to the state constitution that would define marriage as being only between a man and a woman, this space is getting hot. Signs for and against the amendment are everywhere. Some … More Love = Love