The election, fear, and an opportunity for change

Don’t allow yourself to remain mired in the political muck that has consumed America this election season. Whatever side of the divide you were on, get up, dust yourself off, and start rebuilding our nation, one relationship at a time. Read more

Election 2016: What would Susan B. Anthony do?

It’s almost Election Day and I’m conflicted about what to do when I get to the ballot box. So I’m asking myself: What would Susan B. Anthony do? Read more

Headstones, creativity, and National Novel Writing Month

It’s November, and for writers that means National Novel Writing Month, or NaNoWriMo, when writers set a goal to write1,500 words a day and at the end of the month hopefully have a very rough draft of a novel. I don’t write fiction, but I’m taking the month to set my own writing goals and hopefully make headway on a nonfiction book I’ve been working on for a while. It was supposed to be done months ago, but despite the… Read more

Confessions of an office (and school) supply addict

I like putting a real pencil to actual paper and scribbling away, taking notes and rewriting sentences. I think better that way. And science backs me up. Read more

FDA bans chemicals in antibacterial soap

The FDA has banned a host of chemicals found in antibacterial soaps, including the two most common, triclosan and triclocarban. And we’re all healthier as a result. Read more

Dream big with “The Wishgranter” animated short film (video)

What if every time you made a wish, behind the scenes the universe – or someone else at the controls – was trying to grant your wish and being held up at every turn? Read more

Cops, Dallas, and Life With A Badge

It’s not a big news story when a cop goes to work and no one complains. It happens every single hour of every single day, officers just doing their job. With honor. Read more

Banners, business, and God Bless America

Because the real problem with this God Bless America banner is about permits and business codes, and not about squashing patriotism. Read more

Musing on pregnancy, abortion, and becoming a human

I’ve been pondering the alien-like way we make our way into this world, when the rules of time and space allow two humans to occupy the same space at the same time. Read more

5 ways to keep your dog happy this Fourth of July

With the Fourth of July just around the corner, here are a few tips to help keep your dog healthy, safe, and stress-free. Read more

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