Independence Day

Independence Day is  a day celebrated to commemorate the birth of the United State's independence from England. Today it's synonymous with fireworks and bar-b-cues, friends and family. What are we really celebrating though?   When the declaration of independence was signed over 200 years ago the people of the then colonies drew a line in…

God Bless America!

I believe in God and I believe I have a right to say that. I am a citizen of the United States of America and I am proud to be an American. This country has been built on the diversity of its people and the hard work of generations. What distinguishes us from others is…

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. …

Osama Bin Laden is dead!

Osama Bin Laden is dead and the United States can celebrate his passing.  Not that as a people we relish the death of someone, but because of the terror and angst Bin Laden has inflicted upon this country.  Everyone's lives have been affected by this terrorist, whether  or not you lived in New York, D.C. or Pennsylvania…

I am who I am……

 I am a mother, a friend, a daughter, a neighbor, an advocate, an author.  I am a teacher, a cook, a housekeeper, a gardener, a Catholic and an American.    I laugh, I cry and I do the best I can do each and everyday. I am far from perfect, but I strive everyday to do something…

Our Own History…

Each day our lives change and while for the majority of us the change is undetectable, it is still there.  We grow older as do our children, our relationships change, our health changes and the list goes on and on.  For some people the change is instantaneous; a cancer diagnosis, something catastrophic happens, a job is…