“I just can’t believe all the things people say, Controversy …”Today’s writing prompt asks what is the most controversial thing I’ve ever written on my blog.I strive for honesty in expressing my opinions in my posts, as in life, but always respectfully and always trying to see the other person’s point of view. I have shared my thoughts elsewhere on the web before starting this blog, and I shared one of those posts,, on BlogHer last spring....more

A Path to Peace Through Mutual Respect, Not Agreement

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Change the Mascot

This being America, you can tell the change in the season by what sports are on television.In March, that first time I'm flipping through channels and see baseball, it's like the first time the sun has ever shone. I cry, most years. That's not an exaggeration. Because baseball means spring, and dear lord are midwestern winters long.So I know it was just around the twins' birthday, when baseball was lagging and football only just getting started again, that my husband narrowly avoided having a very uncomfortable conversation with his children....more

Rant of the Day

You know what will make me really happy? I mean, really, REALLY, head-over-heels ecstatic? ...more

Woah There, Don't Call Me a Conservative Either

In his article for Forbes magazine, contributor Peter Farrera explains the controversy surrounding this whole birth control issue like this:...more
 @HomeRearedChef Thanks for reading with an open mind, Virginia.more

Susan G. Komen Releases Statement, Changes Criteria For Grants To Fight Breast Cancer

Just after 10am ET this morning, the Susan G. Komen For The Cure released an announcement changing their funding criteria for grants to fight breast cancer. The announcement came after strong response by women online and off, for and against the news that Susan G. Komen was ending funding to Planned Parenthood. BlogHer has reached out to the Komen foundation for an interview, and understands that their offices have been flooded with calls for comment. We will keep reaching out to Susan G. ...more
What will you do if this happen to you

If you're making people angry, are you doing something right?

I just got my first angry comment on a blog post.I guess it was inevitable. At some point, you're going to say something someone disagrees with.But what baffles me is that my post was all about tolerance and justice and considering every viewpoint. I'm pretty sure the commenter didn't read my post. You can decide for yourself here....more