One Easy Thing Even YOU Can Do for the Homeless…

Do you have random juice boxes, water bottles, breakfast bars, antibacterial wipes etc. lying around? What if you stuff a lunch bag with a little care package and keep it in your car and when you come upon a homeless person, instead of walking or driving past, hand them a care package? I remember a […]

He stole a watch from a fellow friend but also claimed to believe in God…

I remember a fellow I once knew when I was much younger. He stole a watch from a fellow friend but also claimed to believe in God. So one day, in casual conversation, I asked him, ”How can you believe in God and still steal?” He didn’t deny the theft, instead he answered, “I believe […]

The Planned Parenthood Time Machine Clinic

When I was pregnant with my second, the nurse asked if I wanted to keep the pregnancy. I asked her why she would ask me such a question. She said, ‘Well, since this one is so close to your first baby, some moms would think it wasn’t a convenient time to be pregnant.’ A spouse […]

Norah O’Donnell called Venezuela’s government ‘Authoritarian’…Does she mean ‘Socialist?’

The other night I watched Norah O’Donnell on the CBS Evening News. She was covering a story about a Venezuelan refugee (also a journalist) who’d been threatened by the Venezuelan Socialist government and feared for her life. She escaped with her 2 year-old son by walking through the jungle and crossing the Rio Grande to […]

“This is Going to be Another Wasted College Writing Class.” I was Wrong.

In my last semester of college, on the first day of my poetry class, I watched curiously for my new poetry professor. He came through the door maneuvering on crutches; his legs were bent and his knees turned in as he made his way to his desk at the front of the room under the […]

Has life gotten in the way? Writers beware…

De-clutter all that keeps you from fulfilling your true and good purpose. It’s a reminder to seek who you are, banish all that prevents you from being your true best self! Some think being themselves gives them an excuse to go out and be crazy: that ‘being themselves’ means they give in to every feral inkling- […]