Mothers, don’t let your babies grow up…

Human trafficking is not a new subject. It is easy, however, to relegate it to India or Thailand. Anywhere but home. Lisa Ling penetrated our bubble a couple of years ago with her segment on Our America. Soon after that my husband and  I attended a fundraiser sponsored by Shine a Light,* that completely burst […]

On being more invisible than normal…

This is the way I have looked for the last week or so. It leads to interesting observations. Of course, the people who know me realize that I had surgery for Entropion and that I am well pleased to go through a bit of battering and bruising after a year with the irritation of eyelashes […]

Oregon – I am Ashamed!

“There are gonna be moments as we go forward where we’re gonna have to come together and figure out how do we stop things like this from happening,” Obama said in brief remarks after meeting with families. “I’ve got very strong feelings about this because when you talk to the families you are reminded this […]

Earth Day

Many years ago my husband and I had the privilege of visiting Michoacan, Mexico to see the glorious gathering of Monarch butterflies. Along with my gratitude for such a privilege, I feel a responsibility to do what I can to preserve the world for these creatures. What I do for them, I am doing for […]

Naming Names

My husband often repeats a family catch-phrase, “Call me anything but late for dinner”. I guess I can go with that. I am who I am no matter what I am called.  Although I have been touchy about some things. I don’t like people shortening my name to Lynn. My sister-in-law is the only one […]

Our Daughters, Our Sisters

Mother’s Day is approaching. I am one of the lucky mothers. I may not see or speak to every one of my children and grandchildren on this coming Sunday, but as of today, I know that they are safe and well. They have not been stolen. They have not been killed or maimed by accident […]

Questions re Segregation from My Granddaughter…

I entered a keyword this morning to search for a misplaced email.  And down the rabbit hole I went… In 2010, my granddaughter, then a senior in high school, sent me this request: “Hey Grammy! So I have this interview that we have to do for my Geo-Political Studies class. I was wondering if you […]

There IS a Santa Claus

Since I was old enough to have disagreed with my parents, I have believed. My parents didn’t believe in celebrating a secular Christmas, let alone entertaining stories or myths about a jolly old man who came down the chimney, granting wishes for any and all. It was all deemed pagan. Sigh… All of this didn’t […]

Wondering…

Reposted from 2/17/2011 because I had forgotten it until someone searched it out and read it.  NOTE: This is an extremely shallow treatment of a complex subject…just so you realize that I’m aware! My dentist and his assistant were talking about child rearing as they worked. I had been included in the conversation until it […]

Lifelong Learning

I’m learning all the time. The tombstone will be my diploma.  Eartha Kitt My family recognizes my sometimes irritating evangelism when I learn something new. I absolutely MUST share the knowledge. Wouldn’t it be miserly to know something wonderful and not share it? And so in the past months all within my broadcast area have […]