Category Archives: bullying

Heavy (not just about Kiese Laymon, or Nathan Phillips or Nick Sandmann or racism or Gillette or lies or truth)

This week has been Heavy on so many levels. I’m in Israel, waiting for the birth of my second grandson, who after 41 weeks has decided he doesn’t want to come out. He’s very content to float in his dark, … Continue reading

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You Can’t Keep A Good Woman Down (We’re Coming for You, Trump!)

  Also Featured on The Blog at Huffington Post (vs “Fifty” I’m with the youngins for a change!). If you have a moment, please stop by and show some love; they notice what gets looks/comments/Likes. Thanks! As we speed toward January 20th, … Continue reading

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Hug Your Muslim Neighbor

*This piece was also featured on Huffington Post this week; check it out here. Please hit the FB Like at the top, to support my work. Thank you! I don’t usually write about politics, or world issues. If you’ve read … Continue reading

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A Straight Mother’s Response to Ignorance…

I am ignorant. I’ll start there. I don’t understand all of the struggles that LGBT youths live with. I am ignorant. I don’t understand the pronouns, the labels, the pain, the complexities, that the LGBT community lives with. I am … Continue reading

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When There’s a Fight on the Playground…

Everyone picks a side… and roots for whoever they think will win. Note:   If you are not a blogger, skip this post. It will mean very little to you, and you don’t need the drama or the doodoo that has … Continue reading

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The Proof Is Not Always In the Pudding….

I had a great conversation this week with some sharp and articulate moms. It was not the first time I’d had this particular conversation, and not the first time I’d seen other parents raise their eyebrows and look doubtful, as … Continue reading

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The Middle… Back In the Cave, We Spit In Our Mascara

Ok, so maybe I’m not that old; I didn’t actually exist in cave days… but nearly. The mascara part, that’s true. It’s not the only thing we did differently. A whole bunch of things have changed since I rode my … Continue reading

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Posted in Aging, Awareness, Blogging, bullying, Christmas, Daily Observations, Holidays, Honest observations on many things, Humor, Life, Musings, My world, Parenting, Personal change, Sarcasm, Tales From the Motherland, Writing | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 18 Comments

The Middle: This Is Not About the Election.

This is The Middle. The Middle of the week, and the day I try to write a shorter post. Not today. I’m exhausted and have no time… no time as in, I’m taking time from the things I really need … Continue reading

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Would You Take a Bullet For A Math Test?

Seems a quirky thought, but not so. Day after day, I struggle with my 16 year old to get him to do his homework. In our home, education is a given. It’s never been if you go to college, but … Continue reading

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Posted in 9/11, Awareness, Blog, Blogging, bullying, Daily Observations, Honest observations on many things, Life, News, Tales From the Motherland, Teens, Women, Women's issues, Writing | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 36 Comments

Extra! Extra! In Today’s News…

This week as I perused the news stories that are highlighted on various sites, I was struck by a lot of human interest stories, and a few “biggies” that got me thinking. How many of them were really noticed by … Continue reading

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