Terrorism Resolves Nothing

In the wake of the Boston Marathon's bombing the issue of terrorism, domestic or foreign, rises to the top of conversation. I'm not even remotely close to Boston nor have any great understanding of terrorism but what I do feel is that these attacks have an opposite effect to what I think is intended. The message a terrorist attempts to send can never be received....more

On Realizing I Was Impacted by Terrorism

I'm still trying to wrap my head around the last 12 hours of world event news. ...more

Thank you Natalie! You are the same age, roughly, as my daughter and you and she are the ...more

Best of Motherly Law Week Part II

According to the survey, the winner of the "Best of Motherly Law" Wednesday Tips and Websites post is: The Overly Cautious Traveler: Must Read Pool Safety Tips. This is a good topic as summer has now officially begun and pools everywhere are at full capacity. Tune in Thursday for the Best legal headlines of the week. I have little tasty tidbits for you all week long....more

Terror Fatigue: How Do You Keep From Teaching Your Kids to Hate?

I was at my parents' house basking in love and sugar-soaked holiday goodness when my husband told me about the man who literally lit his pants on fire while trying to blow up an international flight from Amsterdam to Detroit. I remember wondering how much of the conversation my five-year-old was taking in, then realizing I had absolutely no energy for terror of any sort....more

I too held my hand up with no words to speak. I don't think my son and I have spoken of it at ...more

Is There a Buddha in the White House?

I read A Path with a Heart by Jack Kornfield several years ago and one story that never left me was a Buddhist exercise in which you are to imagine that everyone around you, from your friends, family and coworkers to the person next in line at the grocery story, is an enlightened Buddha and they are all trying to teach you something. The game is to imagine that you are the only one who doesn't "get it" and your task is to learn the lesson the Buddhas are trying to teach you. ...more

The Logic of Homeland Security

On the way home from Indiana, I spent some of my layover time contemplating the TSA rules for carry on items. There’s a logic to Homeland Security, I’m sure. I simply fail to understand it. read full post ...more