The Ferguson Shooting Has Me Scared for My Son

The Ferguson shooting and so many incidents like it scare me. ...more
HeatherScott Your comment comes from a place and a world different from the one in which I live. ...more

World War NERF

With four boys hanging out today, I knew that there were potential fights and battles that could arise.  Cue screaming and running around - while they pulled out every weapon in their arsenals.  My house looked like a toy gun warehouse when they were finished. ...more

There's More to be Said: an Ode to Newtown

Lisa Nolan...more

What is Important Right. Now.

I have been conflicted about writing about what happened in Connecticut on Friday.  So many have been so quick on the trigger to put out their opinions and I didn't want to be that one who threw out some fodder before really taking the time to think and process exactly what has happened.  At first I thought to myself that I just had to put something out there.  I needed somewhere for my anger to go.  I needed an outlet.  Then I made the mistake of getting on my social media sites and found my anger going somewhere I didn't really want it to go....more

Life is Delicate

This week’s Photo Challenge from Michelle Weber at WordPress is to share a picture that means delicate to me. ...more

My heart is broken today

The latest news is that at least 18 of the 26 killed were children. My heart just aches today.

Weeping with those who weep

My thoughts and prayers go to the victims of this morning's senseless tragedy in Aurora, Colorado. ...more

911 Tapes Indicate Shooter Lied in Death of Trayvon Martin

[Editor's Note (updated March 20): Trayvon Martin, a black 17-year old boy, was shot and killed on February 26 on his way back from buying candy and ice tea at a Florida convenience store. A white neighborhood watch volunteer, George Zimmerman, claims he shot the boy out of self-defense....more
I am still shocked by this and by the recorders; George Zimmerman clearly says: "These fucking ...more

Bird Watching and Shooting

So as you already know, last weekend I went to Somerset to visit Andy 'Poops' Cooper, his wifey type person, Chris, and their three kids (twins, and a toddler). After witnessing at close quarters the mayhem that three young children can create (four if you include Izzy), I was in awe of Poops when on Saturday he suggested that we all go out for a trip. "Blimey, you're brave - like the last of the Mohicans except you are battling babies - are you sure you want to take then out?" I asked, "what did you fancy doing?" ...more

On Norway, My Heritage and Innocence Lost

It’s been nearly a month since Anders Behring Breivik wreaked havoc in Oslo and Utoeya island. And while the rest of the world has moved on to the next headline, Norway, and those who love it, have just begun to develop a measured response. I mourn the Norway of my childhood, the birthplace my mother....more
"... if a fully realized multi-cultural society cannot succeed in Norway, with its vast riches, ...more