The ‘Devolution’ of the United States

The role of parents to teach, guide and nurture their children is an ongoing process and never a perfect art.  There is no book of instructions that comes with a newborn baby so we are left to our own devices to raise our children.   The way we were brought up is the basis for what we do with our own children. …

Happy Birthday Stephen!

Today is my son Stephen's 19th birthday a day I remember as a very special day.  It was the day I gave birth to my little boy for whom I had such great aspirations and dreams.  Life has a funny way of not turning out the way you planned however, as I have not had the luxury of sharing his birthday…

Conscience and choice

Our conscience is that little voice inside our head that is supposed to 'guide'  us,  help us make decisions and live a good an honorable life.  At sometime we all have experienced a guilty conscience.  We did something or hurt someone and then regretted our actions.  One of the things that makes us human is our…

Japan

No one can watch the television reports of the earthquake and tsunami in Japan and not be affected by the devastation.  It is hard to comprehend the scope and magnitude of what has happened there and as the world steps in to help them, one must wonder, how do you recover from it?  How do you…

I am tired of Charlie Sheen

What is wrong with us that we now have become a society of 'watchers' spending our time viewing the bad behavior of others and thinking that is entertainment? Reality TV of families needing help with everything from cluttered houses, unruly children and pregnant teens, our level of entertainment has hit an all time low.  News is no longer…

Divorce and the Holidays

Life is very interesting.  We all plan our futures and God laughs when he throws us a curveball.  Change is something that most of us want nothing to do with as it makes us uncomfortable, yet it happens each and everyday.  We never notice it because usually the change is slight and happens over time,…

Holiday Spirit

Thanksgiving weekend took a quick detour the other day and soon all my great plans were a bust.  In order to salvage what I could I hopped on a plane and headed north to spend my weekend where my time would be more valuable.  My original trip to the Keys was canceled due to some health issues of some…

The negative media…

I got a call today from an automatic dialer urging me to vote while bashing the opponent.  It really doesn't matter whose party it is left, right or in between.  The assault upon our senses is overwhelming.  The anger and dissension amongst people is palpable and frankly I have had enough.  I am tired of all…