On Snowflakes

Conservative political supporters have come up with a new, derogatory name for those who disagree with them: Snowflakes. Conservatives view dissenters as “weak” and easily broken. Because of their “delicate” nature, they are likened to snowflakes. As if being “strong” (which never lasts) is the be-all, end-all of life. As if looking and sounding justContinue reading “On Snowflakes”

Pro-Life Arguments about Late Term Abortion Miss the Mark

In the wake of the last United States Presidential debate on Wednesday, the subject of abortion and a woman’s right to choose was one emotional issue. The popular topic hasn’t lost any followers or comments this week, as bloggers, journalists, and political pundits have taken the perennial debate online. “Late term abortion” is an unfortunatelyContinue reading “Pro-Life Arguments about Late Term Abortion Miss the Mark”

Great Expectations

The heroin epidemic, the culture wars, a broken jail system, a broken education system, too much corruption in politics at all levels, too much greed, too much anger. As we face this upcoming presidential election that few average people actually want, accusations are flying: This is all the Millennials’ fault, it’s because of liberals/conservatives, it’sContinue reading “Great Expectations”

On Fostering a Dog

Originally written 2/1/2015 It lasted just two weeks. It was dirty, it was tough, it was an emotional roller coaster. It was warm, it was soft, it was needy. It was a black lab puppy that my children re-named “Sammy”. It was the first time we had fostered an animal, and the second dog weContinue reading “On Fostering a Dog”