What is Wrong With Him?

"What is wrong with him?"It's not the first time I've been asked this question by an innocent child at the playground. It doesn't get any easier to hear though.  Each time I choke on my own spit, my heart enlarges and pounds, and at the base of my amygdala I can feel the Mama Bear just wanting to come out and ask the little brat what's wrong with him..But it passes....more

STRESSED OUT

STRESSED OUT! ...more

I Am Intolerant of Your Intolerance

I love painting my nails because it quiets my mind and allows me to focus on one thing. My mind is usually running as fast as the little hamsters can go, and there is something about brushing a layer of polish on my nails that makes it all stop for a few minutes. If I had the time, I would paint my nails every day. ...more
I'm intolerant of your intolerance against intolerance.  Why is okay for you to be a hater ...more

Tolerance

I consider myself to be a fairly tolerant person.  I am open-minded.  I'm one of those unique people out there who are considered liberal-Catholics.  I have my faith, which is so important to who I am, but at the same time, I'm financially liberal (hello, working in a legal services agencies kind of makes that a given, right?), and I may offend several of you out but I am pro-gay marriage and pro-choice.  Now would I choose to have an abortion.  No, not at all.  But I don't judge.  I'm happy to listen to your viewpoints and consider them.&nb...more

Why Love And Respect Don't Have to Equal God

"Now we're asking ourselves why our children have no conscience, why they don't know right from wrong, and why it doesn't bother them to kill strangers, their classmates, and themselves...I think it started when Madeleine Murray O'Hare (she was murdered, her body found a few years ago) complained she didn't want prayer in our schools, and we said OK. Then someone said you better not read the Bible in school. The Bible says thou shalt not kill; thou shalt not steal, and love your neighbor as yourself....more

An Open Letter

In the few short months since I’ve started blogging, I’ve had quite an education in the blogosphere. It’s a jungle out there.  There’s such a plethora of blogs available, everything from funny to serious to thought provoking to cringe-provoking. ...more
 @KarenLynnn Thanks, KarenLynn, I'm not only happy to be here but happy to be able to comment.  ...more

Alienation

I don't care if Chick-fil-A supports Biblical marriage. I don't care if Henson Productions supports homosexuality. I don't care.I do care that people are being legalistic instead of loving, and people are being bullies. I do care that social media is jumping all over it as if we're sending Earth's orbit straight into the Sun....more

Tolerance does not equal acceptance...

Today I am starting a new series on my blog called: Say What You Really Mean. My plan is take words and concepts we see everyday and break them apart, look inside, and see what they really mean.I will especially be focusing on political rhetoric and political correctness: What are we really doing when we are being "politically correct"?...more
Very good questions--an important subject that deserves the attention you are giving it. Looking ...more

Remembering, for Humanity and Peace...

This day of remembrance is not about me. It is about the people who were victims of the attacks on 9/11, their families, and the rescuers. It is a day for remembering that terrible things can happen to anyone, at any time. It is a day to remember that no one is invincible to acts of hatred and intolerance. It is a day to remember that there is good and bad in humanity. ...more

Passing on judgement

If you scratch the surface of any person’s life, you will find a story worth telling. This story will most definitely include chapters on the hardship and adversity this person has faced, and describe the lessons they drew from these events. Periods of dilemma will generally be followed by moments of joy, relief and comfort, with each story tailored specifically to the individual. ...more