just wait, it’ll get better . . .

From Juvenile Law (CASA) conference in Boston: Facts - Statistic 1. Every time a child changes schools, he/she regresses approximately 6 months. Statistic 2.  There is a disproportionate number of children of color in the foster care and delinquency system. Statistic 3.  Children of color are generally detained longer after being taken into state custody,... Continue Reading →


terminal II

At 6:54  a.m. at Little Rock Airport Gate 4, everyone seems to respect the quietness called for by the early hour, except two people. Of course.  There are two men seated in the Sky Priority section that have the good grace to drink their orange juice and read their paper serenely, bothering no-one. Befitting of... Continue Reading →


56 – Reconcile!

On Saturday, January 28, 2017, I was sitting at Gate H1 of Chicago's O'Hare Airport. The weather was cold outside, but not the bitter, nasty cold for which Chicago is famous. It was crowded inside, but not the people-invading-my-personal-space kind of crowded that my makes my lungs collapse and my heart rate climb. I had... Continue Reading →



Balance is challenging but essential. This is not just an abstract, new agey concept, but a very practical one. Without balance we topple, or at least we wobble. From fighters to yogis, we must find our centers. This, for me anyway, is often easier said than done.  Work vs. Family; Faith vs. Reason; Conservative vs.... Continue Reading →


some people. .

It's been brought to my attention that I've posted a lot of darkness lately.  People have expressed concern.  I'm fine. I post my thoughts and those are often dim, but vomiting it out is quite therapeutic. So, my apologies and thanks for reading. With that out of the way, here's a brighter, happier story: Years... Continue Reading →


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