The most recent government shutdown has me shaking my head with shame. This is the third shutdown this year (it is marked by the start of the closure) and has the potential to be the longest one in history. But while Congress continues on with their pay for acting like spoiled children, thousands of innocent… Continue reading Government Standoff: Not a Game
Bringing in a new year is celebrated in different ways and with various traditions that range from eating grapes at midnight to good luck meals new year’s day. However, there is one tradition that has been with us for nearly 4,000 years – New Year’s Resolutions. According to History.com, setting new year resolutions can be… Continue reading Four Thousand Years of Resolutions
Since Trump’s election to office, a fair amount of attention has been on immigrants and the immigration process. From building a border wall between Mexico and the United States to the separation of parents from children, there has been no shortage of media buzz both for and against what is taking place. Desperate to learn… Continue reading “Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed to me”
Long before I was even thought of, my mom served her country in the Navy. I grew up hearing bits and pieces of her story and as I've gotten older I found an appreciation for what she accomplished as well as groundwork she made for women that followed behind her. She served during a time… Continue reading Veteran’s of Yesterday Influence Today
; Almost six years ago to the day I found myself in a bad way. I had hit a wall but when I passed through I came out all the stronger for having gone there. I don't often speak of this time in my life, it's best left to fall to the memories of the… Continue reading ; The Story Goes On
It was an ordinary morning. People got their coffee and commuted to work, talked on their phones, and made jokes. Nobody knew this day would be a day of historical magnitude, a day that over 3,000 people would die. I woke, fed my oldest child, and left her sitting in front of the television to… Continue reading Lessons of Yesterday
Welcome to Kutztown That was what the sign said and instantly there was a rush of excitement that permeated through the van that had been our cell for the past 7 hours. We made it! But my excitement soon wavered when I spotted the beautiful, LARGE campus that would be my baby’s home for the… Continue reading Bye-bye Birdie!