School Safety Keeps Evolving



There's nothing I can say that's appropriate. Nothing I can put forth that would hold any meaning, make sense of the wrong, erase the gruesome hurt that I refuse to even imagine for fear of doing nothing but cry all day.I picked my own children up from school just now, and as they sang me Christmas carols and blathered on about their friends and day, I just hugged them close....more

Weekly Wellness Wire

Weekly Wellness Wire...more

Just Give Newark Teachers A Raise

I fully support all 3,300 Newark school teachers and all teachers in America. They have one of the most important jobs in the country teaching the 37,000 school children in Newark (from I however disagree with the merit pay passed yesterday based on student performance....more

The Good News

I hate the news…oh no, scratch that. Its feel good Friday so let me start a little more positively. I love watching anything other than the news. Most of it is not news anyway. It is a lot of gossip and entertainment with very little news. As sad as it may be, an unfortunate fire, accidental car accident, or domestic dispute (unless someone is on the run) is not news it is gossip, a way to say look at what happened to these folks. It does not impact my life other than to make me sad or riddled with anxiety. Also the sport segment is not news....more
Two thumbs up and a  big high 5 for some good news!more

Explaining Madness to Innocence

Explaining Madness to Innocence  I think that we all know what evil is. We have a sense of what's evil, and certainly killing innocent people is evil. We're less sure about what is good. There's sort of good, good enough, could be better - but absolute good is a little harder to define.  ~Madeleine Albright...more

Bloomberg's War on Moms

Mayor Bloomberg showed his usurpation of power and lack of common sense when he banned soda for the good of the people....more
Oh and I want to add that I agree with soooo much of what you said. I am angry about 90% of the ...more

A Day Too Soon

As part of a wonderful blog hop of prompts I answered the question yesterday: If you were president or prime minister for a day, what's one law you would change?   My orginal post unedited is below, when I woke up this morning with news of largest shooting in US history I thought about how important what I wrote is and I really hope my kids follow my advice.    ...more
Agh! My bestest new friend from BlogHer '12! I SO appreciate you Tweeting and coming to visit. ...more

Publicly Stand Up For What You Believe In!

I keep getting asked this question:"Do you think using the media is good way to spread an important message?"...more

Your Daily Reading: “Living Wide Awake™” News Comes Unexpectedly 6-17-12

Financial security and respect for money goes the distance today.News comes unexpectedly with a visit, calls or email; including socializing.Opposing Energies: Miserly, dishonesty, discontent.Rather than expect so much from a life of discontent, examine yourself.If your life or career has no life; remove yourself from it in thought, and reflect in self examination.Wide Awake Words™ for today: Perseverance, stamina, optimism.Any plans not materializing were not meant to happen....more