A Plea for Broken Hearts in Peshawar

"If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to one another." - Mother Teresa I keep coming back to this quote, partly because it never stops being true. But I also keep coming back to this quote, because we keep forgetting. I’m compelled to write today to implore us to remember....more
There is not a nationality that falls outside this plea for compassion. Our grief must extend ...more

Dear Amy Pascal: What Were You Thinking?

Amy, Amy, Amy. Boy, do we need to talk. In general I write these clever little letters to public figures who have behaved poorly (Mama June, etc.) where I have a polite build-up with some funny ‘isms that really get the reader going. It’s kind of my thing, if you will. ...more

Creator of #IllRideWithYou Speaks Out on Hashtags and Solidarity

Have you been following the hashtag #IllRideWithYou on Twitter? It's the latest example of online solidarity, with all the many recent discussion about how to be an ally to a less privileged group (think: #CrimingWhileWhite and the recent blog post by The Blind Side subject Leigh Anne Tuohy). ...more
Reading through these posts yesterday blessed me with so much hope for humanity. I needed every ...more

Santa Doesn't Come to Alaska

Can you feel it?  This time of year there seems to be a little extra magic in the air, people seem to smile more, have longer conversations with people they don’t know, hold doors open and find ways to do more kind things for people.  People they may know or they may not.  Its the holidays!  ...more

Ribble Valley MP Turns on Christmas Lights at AB InBev Brewery

The Christmas season started with a celebratory evening for staff of Samlesbury Brewery and St Catherine’s Hospice.To celebrate the ongoing partnership between AB InBev UK and Hospice UK, staff from the brewery and the local hospice got together to watch the Christmas lights be turned on at the brewery by MP Nigel Evans.The local MP spoke of his pleasure at being invited to turn the lights on and praised the brewery for such an inclusive celebration.He said:...more

A Plea for Broken Hearts in Peshawar

"If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to one another." - Mother Teresa I keep coming back to this quote, partly because it never stops being true. But I also keep coming back to this quote, because we keep forgetting. I’m compelled to write today to implore us to remember....more
There is not a nationality that falls outside this plea for compassion. Our grief must extend ...more

#stopdroppingMS

There is a new social media storm ravaging my Twitter and Facebook feeds called #stopdropselfie where I am forced to see pictures of everyone I know or vaguely know on the internet acting natural in front of a mirror or while reading a book. Usually I ignore these pictures and go about my day as if I didn't just see them, as everyone does, but this time I can't help but get a little sad while scrolling through a sea of selfies. ...more

Dear Amy Pascal: What Were You Thinking?

Amy, Amy, Amy. Boy, do we need to talk. In general I write these clever little letters to public figures who have behaved poorly (Mama June, etc.) where I have a polite build-up with some funny ‘isms that really get the reader going. It’s kind of my thing, if you will. ...more

Creator of #IllRideWithYou Speaks Out on Hashtags and Solidarity

Have you been following the hashtag #IllRideWithYou on Twitter? It's the latest example of online solidarity, with all the many recent discussion about how to be an ally to a less privileged group (think: #CrimingWhileWhite and the recent blog post by The Blind Side subject Leigh Anne Tuohy). ...more
Reading through these posts yesterday blessed me with so much hope for humanity. I needed every ...more

I Cry, Pray and Hope

I cry … for the innocent lives lost in Pennsylvania, Pakistan and Sydney – and for those not in the news that lost their lives in other unnamed towns, cities and countries throughout the world....more

Tis the Season to Be... Scammed?

I'm not sure what it is about this holiday season, but I am getting scammed like I've never been scammed before.I've had the occasional security breaches at my credit card companies like everyone else, where they send you a letter and a new card due to 'security reason' (ie someone hacked their system or they think they did) and they didn't really bother me that much. But, after getting sent a few new credit cards from one of my credit card companies within just a 6 month period, I started getting annoyed. And so it began....more

My Christmas Wish

I completely understand the heartbreak over recent lives lost due to police in recent events. Every life matters and every death is a tragedy. With that being said, I would like to personally beg anyone in the media or in a role where others look to them for information and news to stop vilifying police. They aren't the bad guys, they are the best humanity has to offer. They run into a burning building to save someone's child while risking their own life. They jump in front of a bullet so an innocent bystander doesn't get hurt....more

PHOTOS: Why We Walked the Walk and Marched for Justice

The way I see it, we have two options in wake of the national news: to talk to our children about police brutality or not. And if we tell them, which I hope we all do, we can go one step further and put our words into action. ...more
Thank you so much for sharing your experiences. I call St. Louis home, and the events ...more