I've figured it out. I know why there is so much friction in this world. Why everything is a source of contention. Personally, I believe the source of the problem emanates from our passions. Yep. You heard me. Well, okay, it may not be our passion that's problematic, rather it's when our innocent passion develops … Continue reading Why We Can’t Get Along
Why We Hate
My sister and I have different (and sometimes opposing) views on many topics. Despite our differences, we manage to have honest, respectful conversations. (And we end our phone calls, with 'I love you'.) Last week, she asked me why I thought there was so much hate in the world. I've been thinking about this a … Continue reading Why We Hate
What’s Better Than an Uncomfortable Conversation?
I've never been one to make waves. Okay...I may have a couple of times. Once in the mid 90's and again in the early 00's. Neither ended well. Even hearing people argue is incredibly uncomfortable. As a result, I avoid conflict. I hold my tongue, hide my feelings, and provide too much space and too … Continue reading What’s Better Than an Uncomfortable Conversation?
Questions I Need to Answer
Lots of feelings here. I'm frustrated. Frustrated by conspiracy theories. Frustrated by lies. Frustrated by social media funneling people into extreme communities. I'm sad. Sad so many are susceptible to misinformation due to isolation and anger. I'm frightened. Frightened the silence of many can make the voices of few deafening. Frightened by people who are … Continue reading Questions I Need to Answer
What’s Your One Word for 2021?
2019? Action. 2020? 2020. T-w-e-n-t-y-t-w-e-n-t-y... Hmmm...no idea. Checking... Ah, yes! Relationships. In hindsight (you betcha that was intentional), an interesting word choice for 2020. Despite not remembering my 2020 word, I wasn't an abject failure. At any rate, here we are. New year (thank goodness), new word. I believe 'one word' should be about change. … Continue reading What’s Your One Word for 2021?
A Tale of Two Classes
My middle school experience was beyond awesome! Really. If you don't believe me, refer to the above punctuation mark. Of course, I wasn't a student (I did the 'junior high' thing...some of you may be familiar with that concept), I was a middle school teacher. I'm not saying there weren't a few challenges along the … Continue reading A Tale of Two Classes
The Best Thing About Political Posts
Aren't you amazed at how political posts on social media completely change your views? (insert eye rolling emoji here)
The Best Way to Solve a Problem
You are so in luck. You would not believe the helpful advice I have for you this week. Just doing all I can to make the world a better place to be.
Forget Donkeys and Elephants, I Want Doves and Dolphins
Feeling a little sassy. Trying to lighten the mood, while making you think.
Be Part of the Solution
I'll start with a little confession. Shortly after moving into the neighborhood, my husband and I took Quinn for a walk. (That's not the confession.) On our walk, we saw a sign similar to this in a neighbor's yard: Now we had not yet met this neighbor, but that did not prevent me from making … Continue reading Be Part of the Solution