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Seeking Common Ground

During the stress of today’s election, I think back to when I was a young social worker who co-founded a non-profit called Seeking Common Ground. Teenage girls came together from a wide range of religions, socio-economic statuses, races and nationalities. These...

An Important Life Lesson My Bike Taught Me

My bike crash happened in slow motion. As I went down, I had an extensive internal chat:  “Argh, those people I wanted to pass were so slow!” “Why can’t I get my feet out of these clips?” “I hate having my feet clipped in!” “Dang it, I’m going to crash. I could...

Shout out today to great fathers!

There are so many of you. You are great in such diverse ways. Some of you are no longer with us but your good fathering lives on in your children. Today, I celebrate dads and the positive impact you have on the young people you are parenting … along with the...

Parenting teens is challenging

No matter who you are It was a typical drive to school with my 15 year old today. We started off pleasantly. Then I started running through my checklist of things he needs to get done. Trust me, this is NOT his favorite mom-activity. He calls it “nagging.” He...

That was then…This is now

As I watch, walk, read and listen, I am horrified and heartbroken about the systemic pervasiveness of disrespect and destruction of Black people’s lives that is rooted in racism.