In these times of Global Volatility and problems, is it irresponsible to have kids?

Last week my sister gave birth to a beautiful baby girl. Everyone in the family seemed over the moon and were drooling over this angel and welcoming her to the family. And rightly so. But something was troubling me. On one hand her cute little eyes and hands gave me the most warming feel I ever experienced but on the other hand something seemed to bother me....more

As A Future Parent

Recently I’ve been thinking about my future. I’ve been thinking a lot lately about becoming a parent and what this means. I’ve been thinking about what type of parent I would be and what type of relationship I would want to have with my children. I’m 23yrs old and even though I’m not ready to explore that journey yet, it’s something I would to experience on day be it naturally or adoption....more

Emails From The Future

 Well, I got another weird email….This one was from my college…which I graduated from in 2011…This is the actual email that I got LAST WEEK IN THE YEAR OF 2015:...more

Going Uphill

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Buyers, Beware?

The year is 2214, and my computer’s dusty hard drive has just resurfaced at an antique store. This is the note to the curious buyer explaining what he or she will find there.Dear Lucky Buyer:If you are able to access my hard drive, then you are probably an antique MacBook collector. Good for you! I like you already.I think you’ll find many hours of pleasure or a few minutes of horror, but one way or another I think the contents of my hard drive will provoke some sort of reaction....more

Never-Empty Nest

A few weeks ago my youngest sister moved out of our parent’s home to begin her journey to adulthood and independence.  My Mom is finally an empty-nester.  She has had children at home for the past 32 years.  32 years.  She obviously was a tad excited as she spared no time changing my sister’s bedroom into her new craft room.  But I know she felt sad and a bit lost as well.  She wasn’t sure what to do with herself without actively playing the role of Mom all the time.I can only imagine how tricky that transition must be....more

Reading Orson Scott Card Again

I have loved Ender's Game and all the Ender books by Orson Scott Card. My husband read   the books to me over a good span of time. The character of Ender was so complex and intriguing as was Card's visions of the future. There was great humanity in the books. Well, now I am at it again. I am reading (this time to myself) Pathfinder, the first book about Rigg and Ram, also well developed characters. This time we are colonizing, and have colonized another planet. There is much time travel in this series, and you have to keep your wits about you....more

100 Words: The future can wait

When I was a kid, it felt as though time passed by excruciatingly slowly. I was forever looking forward with great anticipation to something or other... Christmas, birthdays, summer vacation, growing up... and to me, these events were an agonizing lifetime away. Now, as an adult, I wish I still had that perception. Though time actually passes at the same speed as it always did, it feels as though my days, weeks, months, and even years fairly race past in a frenzied blur of happenings and changes. As a child, I longed for the future. Now, the future can wait. ...more

Group Blog?

BlogHer – NaBloPoMo – March 2014Thursday, March 13, 2014 Have you ever been part of a group blog? Tell us about your experience.~~~~~~~~I don’t think I have ever been part of a group blog; I’m not really sure I know what a group blog is. I still have a lot to learn about the blogging world.I do enjoy being part of a group on LinkedIn. There are several groups on LinkedIn that I follow....more