I’ve taught several war vets in my college classes, and they helped me understand a little more about PTSD. My first exposure was to a man who had served in … Continue reading
This week as I watched film of terrorists gleefully destroying ancient art, my heart sank. How many times have people across the globe–people who thought of themselves as revolutionaries or … Continue reading
If You’re Too Safe, You’re Sorry
We begin taking risks when we’re born into this world. Many wish it weren’t so. We wish we were simultaneously swaddled in a warm blanket and handed a contract guaranteeing … Continue reading
Working the Craft: Reading
Speaking of journeys, here’s a book I recently enjoyed: Have you ever stopped for a moment to consider what has happened in your life and silently asked yourself, “What was … Continue reading
Laugh—You’re Going to Form Wrinkles, Anyway!
This year, the biggest tattletales of aging wiped their feet all over me. My hair thinned, my genetic wrinkles appeared, and I retired. Some younger people started talking around me, … Continue reading
QUESTION: What is it like to have a “teen” grandchild; is it difficult or is it fun?
Gramma’s Answer: Having a teen grandchild is fun. The teenage years are times when young people start to explore and discover who they are, what’s different or the same between them and … Continue reading