I Know the Power of the Dark Side

I gotta tell you, after the news of not one, but three shootings in the last 2 months, as well as (and more emotionally jarring for me) the murder of a friend, I understand the power of the Dark Side. I understand the temptation to lean into that power and the strength that comes fromContinue reading “I Know the Power of the Dark Side”

One of These is Not Like the Others

Last time I was at Disney World, I walked into the Hall of Presidents at Disney’s Magic Kingdom, this was before it was closed for the big change over, and after the show I walked out with tears in my eyes. This majestic and interesting tribute to Liberty’s Leaders is currently being polluted by the additionContinue reading “One of These is Not Like the Others”

Land of the Free

It’s Election Day! I hope you get out there and exercise your right to vote for who you want to be Senator, Congressman, Comptroller…President. You are free to do that. I’m reading a book called “The Girl with Seven Names” by Hyeonseo Lee. Hyeonseo escaped from North Korea and a brutal life under a dictatorship.Continue reading “Land of the Free”

Heartbeats

Stop what you’re doing. Just for a  moment…stop. Reach out your hand, doesn’t matter which one. Take the opposite hand and press two fingers to your wrist. Press hard till you can feel your pulse…your heartbeat. That gentle tick tock tick tock. If you can’t find it there, reach up to where your chin meetsContinue reading “Heartbeats”

I Don’t Know About You…

I don’t know about you, but whenever a horrific tragedy, like what took place this weekend in Orlando…my city, takes place it’s hard for me to collect my thoughts. If my thoughts could be seen they’d look like this… ANGER SADNESS PRAYER WHY GOD back to ANGER a little more SADNESS And when I sitContinue reading “I Don’t Know About You…”

Farewell Downton

Last night we said goodbye to Downton Abbey after 6 seasons of shocks and awww’s. It has been a wild ride. And I can’t help feeling that we (the fans of Downton) will be hard pressed to find a replacement for this show! There is really nothing else like it out there. And while PBSContinue reading “Farewell Downton”

Fear and Hatred in America

I am baffled. I am disillusioned. I’m super confused. And there’s one word that can sum up all my feelings…TRUMP. Someone please explain to me what the actual hell is happening in our country right now? How can anyone get behind the hate-mongering that Donald Trump has been spreading since the beginning of his campaign.Continue reading “Fear and Hatred in America”

Girls Do THIS, not THAT

Lately, H (9 year old girl twin) has been struggling with what it means to be a girl. Traditional gender roles don’t appeal to her. She doesn’t like pink. She rarely wears dresses. She loves to skateboard and she has the trendiest short hair cut that’s ever graced a 9 year old’s head. She could easilyContinue reading “Girls Do THIS, not THAT”

Healthy is the New Sexy!

We have a big weight problem in this country. And it’s two fold. Obesity is an epidemic that continually plagues us. Big Mac, Extra Large, Super Sized. In America, our mantra is usually “Bigger is better.” This is not reflected in the media. As our movie stars get skinnier and skinnier, the rest of AmericaContinue reading “Healthy is the New Sexy!”

30 Days of Nerdy Hair

Day 4: Rosie the Riveter Granted, today’s hair is on the easier side, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t a classic! Rosie the Riveter has become a classic role model for feminists the world over. And in our culture right now, the word feminist is something of a hot topic! Perhaps it’s always been so.Continue reading “30 Days of Nerdy Hair”