Issues

Jealousy

I don't consider myself a jealous person. But of course it comes naturally to everyone, right? That ugly feeling that creeps out of nowhere when you hear something wonderful for friend, and you can't help thinking, "why not me?"
I grew up in a pretty affluent area of Maryland, although we are not part of that crowd. In a lot of ways, I was happy about that because it was much less pressure when you didn't have to have everything all the time. I saw the toll it took on people around me and felt sad when the grass was so much greener that they could not be happy with their situation in life - which was really was quite good, after all.

The Bible

Everyone is talking about Duck Dynasty's Phil Roberston and A&E's suspension of him. What is so surprising to me is the wide variety of comments I have seen, and how many people are quoting the bible to me. As far as a general overview of the situation, my friend Kristen Howerton from Rage Against The Minivan covers my feelings quite well. What I am pondering is our modern day fascination with holding on to the bible with both hands, gripping so hard that our knuckles turn white. Why quote it word for word as a road map for our lives when the words themselves are so contradictory? And truthfully many of the passages have no meaning in the here and now. Not to mention they were written down long after they actually happened. Doesn't that leave some margin for error?
Talking To Your Teens About Drug Use

Talk To Your Tweens & Teens About Drugs

It happened. Kids at Dex's middle school were allegedly busted for pot. I say "allegedly" because I have only heard it from my kid, but that is not really the point. Our conversations about drugs have gone to the next level nonetheless. One of my…
Minimal Parenting

#HelpWomenAtRisk With Minimalist Parenting

Note: This post is not sponsored in any way. Just pure blog love. I honestly can't remember when I met Christine Koh and Asha Dornfest. Some conference, I think, where you meet most bloggers, but I loved them both instantly. I do remember thinking they…

Older

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Wealth Inequality in America Video

This is one of those videos that help demonstrate the reasons why businessmen like the Koch Brothers fight so hard in politics. Why they are pushing Congress to shut down rather than fund Obamacare. Because many of the CEOs they mention are making a great…
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