Culture Collision

  “One of the sad characteristics of life on this planet in the 21st century is that we have all gotten more tribal. Under stress, we shrink backward into groups just like us. This is bad news for America’s eternally strained racial environment. The Black Lives Matter movement cannot imagine why anyone could disagree with […]

Carp Diem

A little boy whom I had never seen before tapped me on the arm while I stood in line at the market. “Miss?” I bent low, giving him my full attention as he inquired with wide-eyed curiosity: “Do you know Jesus?” Every cell of my body melted into a puddle!  I wanted to sweep that sweet […]

Menacing Monkeys and Big Bad Bullies (Chapter 2)

Poochie was his name.  Dad brought him home for a “family” pet. Poochie hated me.  I hated Poochie. What’s worse is that I had to go through “Poochie’s Pad” (our back porch) in order to get into my house.  (I don’t remember why, but I wasn’t allowed to go through the front door.) And Poochie […]

A Better Way

This is our grandson Isaac … and he is special … in more ways than one! The world acknowledges “World Down Syndrome Day” once a year, while we get to realize the specialness of our boy multiple times a year! When we first learned of Isaac’s condition soon after he was born, it admittedly shook […]

Adoption — the Chosen Ones

Warren married me to get my children! Of course, I’m being facetious.  That is not exactly how it was … but he did want those three kiddos in his life! We did not go anywhere without my chattering chicks trailing behind! Restaurants, movies, sight-seeing — it didn’t matter!  They were with us!  I do not […]