Life Interrupted

We are an optimistic and understanding family, but as the weeks tick slowly along and more cancellations and changes take place, our smiles waiver. My oldest daughter, having worked so hard to get through college, will be rewarded with a virtual ceremony. Thanksgiving runs the risk of spreading germs instead of gratitude. And the best gift this Christmas may be staying away from the family and friends you care so much about.

The Crazy Roller-coaster that is Self-Distancing

I would describe current events as an indoor roller-coaster; you know nothing about what is up ahead, just hang on for dear life and pray the handlebar is snapped securely into place. Of course the entire time you’re screaming at the top of your lungs to get off this insane ride.

Society Disrupted

Today is DAY 1 of working from home, something that many in the country have been doing for a week now, some even longer.  I have been awake for approximately thirty minutes and already I feel disoriented as chaos spills in upon what is usually my “quiet time.” The two college students, who are now… Continue reading Society Disrupted

I Found Fear in the Toilet Paper Aisle

As I entered the paper goods aisle I was confronted by section after section of empty space. Other shoppers were in the aisle looking just as awestruck as I.  Fortunately, a couple of large cardboard boxes held a dozen packs of the super generic brand of the commodity that had overnight become more precious than gold. 

20/20 Vision

A new year means a new beginning, a chance to reevaluate where you’re going and where you’ve been, and to change what you don’t like. It signifies a fresh start, sparks a glimmer of hope, and allows us to leave behind those things which we feel are weighing us down. Overall, the first day of… Continue reading 20/20 Vision

An Ordinary Morning (9/11 tribute)

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 An Ordinary Morning (9/11 tribute)

Free Press = Free People

In today’s society it seems to be a trend to want to blame somebody when things go wrong. All too often we see the news as the scapegoat but what we don’t realize is that news is a complicated creature, especially in today’s society. True journalism is a tool in the checks and balances system… Continue reading Free Press = Free People