I Can Talk About More Than Women's Issues

Somehow we still have to tie everything to "family issues" to justify women's participation in the discussion....more
Caitlin Verdi Funny enough, "women's issues" seem to be universal - no difference among cultures....more

A Non-Catholic's Love Of The Pope

I’m not Catholic. In face I love being a Jew, love the path that I took to get here. But I love Pope Francis.  In fact, just watching him makes me not only renew my belief in G*D but actually feel that he is certainly and angelic man....more
Yep. I'm an atheist and I love him, too. ;)more

My Philadelphia Neighborhood is Getting Ready for Pope Francis

Last week, I was in Brooklyn, New York, and I got into a conversation with an employee of the New York City Metropolitan Transit Authority about Pope Francis' upcoming visit to the United States. I was incredulous when he asked, "When is he coming to New York? Is he coming to Philly first and then going to New York, or is it the other way around?" ...more
professorkim Sounds fun. I will venture in the area to see what is happening. However, the ...more


Grace is when the difficult becomes easy, the pieces all fall into place for unexplained reasons, and when clarity replaces confusion or concern.Inspiritual: A space for spiritual evolution and transformation...more

When to Say Something and When to Learn Something

“Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; courage is what it also takes to sit down and listen.” – Winston Churchill...more

Breaking Chains in Gatlinburg


May we each have the courage to practice grace under pressure.Inspiritual: A space for spiritual evolution and transformation...more

5 Tips for When You Feel Like Sadness From Inside Out

I've fallen and I can't get up. Again. Depression is a beast, and frankly, sometimes we just don't feel like dragon-slaying to get through the morning, let alone an entire day. I'm not talking about lighter days where we just need an extra hour of sleep because the kids kept us up, or when ruminating over that nasty stapler stealing boss at work begins affecting our relationships at home. I'm talking about the days we'd rather stay in bed with the covers pulled up over our head and even the meds or extra chocolate stopped working. I'm talking about when the sense of hopelessness begins to cement, and even prayers to God seem to be wait-listed. ...more

Oil of My Soul

When we lived in Ohio, Bubba had to pay some one to change the oil in his truck. This pained him so much that he would admonish the mark up and inexperience of the workers in the cheap places we used. It was torture...for both of us. He grew up changing his own oil. That's what the Dunn men do. He could change oil in a car before he knew how to drive, bearing in mind that he learned to drive when he was eight. When he couldn't do it himself, he hated not doing his duty to our vehicles. It felt foreign and wrong....more

The Clash of the "Rules"

A while back I was at the hospital with a young pregnant couple [just the woman was pregnant, not the husband].  She was pregnant with twins, not identical. Her pregnancy was very high-risk for several medical reasons, including a tear in her uterus causing her amniotic fluid to leak. She was on bed-rest most of the pregnancy. ...more

Real Life in the Workplace

In my younger years I worked in a lot of restaurants.  Never fast food, always sit-down style. In the mid-nineties it was Steak & Ale, a fancy steak restaurant in Little Rock, Arkansas. Always a top choice for romantic dinners and special occasions. The lighting was low and the chairs had high backs, reminiscent of royalty chairs meant to remind us of the Renaissance Era and make us all feel like kings. I worked there for several years as a hostess and office assistant....more


And all these years you've carried meYou've been my eyes when I could not seeAnd beauty grows in the driving rainYour ode of gladness in the times of painThis is what grace is about. When we help others just because we are practicing gracehttp://inspiritual.biz/inspiritual-song-of-the-week1/Inspiritual: A space for spiritual evolution and transformation...more


May we practice grace this month by accepting the unacceptable. Inspiritual: A space for spiritual evolution and transformation...more