It’s all about connection

It’s all about connection

A dear friend emailed me the other day, asking for help. She, like many people, finds these times troubling. “How does one manage one’s outrage and feelings of helplessness when we watch what’s going on in this country?” she asked. Her father is a Holocaust...
The horror of extremist beliefs

The horror of extremist beliefs

Last week hundreds of couples toting (I believe unarmed) AR-15 rifles attended a “Blessing” – a ceremony sanctifying marriages – in Newfoundland, PA. This ceremony was conducted by an offshoot of the Unification Church – the Sanctuary Church – that is led by one of...
This is what democracy looks like

This is what democracy looks like

Truth be told, I’ve never been proud to be American. I’ve traveled enough to know how privileged we are, and how much we take for granted about our rights and our expected standard of living. I’ve also traveled enough to feel a bit of “American shame” at the way we –...
What’s the big deal anyway?

What’s the big deal anyway?

It’s New Year’s Day. To many people, that’s a big deal. They’ve made their resolutions. It’s a new start. Things will be different from here on in. It’s not a big deal to me. My child told me that that might be because I try to be intentional every day. Who knows? I...
I’m coming up for air…

I’m coming up for air…

A friend texted me today. “Everything ok?” she asked. “No posts for a few days and I got worried for a minute I fell off your list.” I just couldn’t post last week. I didn’t know what to say. I don’t want to get political, but I was hit hard by this election. I won’t...
Will news about South Korea always affect me?

Will news about South Korea always affect me?

The captain of the South Korean ferry that sank in April was sentenced to 36 years in prison. As a member of the global community I should care, and I do. But I seem to care more than normal. Why does anything South Korean affect me like this? Why am I pulled in? Why...