Teachers of Influence

I have heard it said that it is at the end of something that you reflect upon the beginning. As I wrap up my final semester in college, I find that I look back over the professors I had and note certain ones with a warm fondness that is not credited to others.  It may… Continue reading Teachers of Influence

Government Standoff: Not a Game

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

Four Thousand Years of Resolutions

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

“Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed to me”

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”

Veteran’s of Yesterday Influence Today

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

Lessons of Yesterday

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