Tag: children

Bye Bye Baby

Bye Bye Baby

Last week I ugly-cried at the nail salon. You know the ugly-cry; face twisted up in a monstrous grimace, liquid pouring from nearly every orifice in your face, and choking like a wounded animal with its head in a trap. It’s the kind of sobbing that is almost sub-human and makes you feel like you’ll […]

By February 24, 2015 2 Comments Read More →
Angels in Waiting

Angels in Waiting

Samantha was four years old with long dark hair and big dark eyes. Her pale skin flushed with the slightest hint of soft pink like the peonies in her mother’s flower garden and when she slept her long dark lashes gently brushed the cherubic curve of her small cheek. Sabrina had a hard time pulling […]

Movie Review: The Impossible

Movie Review: The Impossible

Question: Are you having difficulty with your teenage son? He doesn’t seem to listen to a word you say; he disregards your suggestions; and appears angry at you for no reason. Well, I think every parent goes through this with their kids – it’s a natural part of bringing up children but it is not […]

By January 11, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
Neither Grief, nor Solace – Resolve

Neither Grief, nor Solace – Resolve

In the aftermath of the horrific rampage in Newtown, CT, millions will grieve and seek solace. This is understandable, but it is insufficient. We have been comforted too often and we have mourned too much. The spirits of twenty innocent children and six brave adults call upon us all. We must answer this call and […]

By December 19, 2012 2 Comments Read More →
How Many Deaths?

How Many Deaths?

On December 14, 2012, a man entered an elementary school in Newtown, CT, and killed twenty kindergarten students and six adults. Since Columbine in April 1999, there have been thirty-one school shootings in America and fourteen in the rest of the world combined. The Sandy Hook tragedy is the second deadliest mass shooting since thirty-two […]

By December 16, 2012 5 Comments Read More →
Movie Review: Attack the Block

Movie Review: Attack the Block

[media-credit name=”Courtesy of Creative Commons” align=”alignleft” width=”225″][/media-credit]Question:  Have you ever walked down a dark street only run into a bunch of young hoodlums and hope they aren’t about to mug you? You think, “Why aren’t they home, doing their homework, or playing video games?” Hoodlums? Did I really just use that expression? Holy cow, I am […]

Movie Review: The Hunger Games

Movie Review: The Hunger Games

[media-credit name=”creative commons” align=”alignleft” width=”300″][/media-credit]Question: Did you read The Hunger Games before seeing the movie? I did not. In fact, I saw the movie on Friday and just finished the book late Sunday night. That is not my norm – movie first, then book. Quite the opposite, actually, but so many movies can distort, eliminate […]

By April 10, 2012 16 Comments Read More →
The Single Person’s Midlife Crisis

The Single Person’s Midlife Crisis

Can single people have a midlife crisis but with the emphasis on the fact that they have never married or had kids? A couple I know are just about to celebrate their 15 year wedding anniversary. I know this because my friend, the groom, phoned to remind me. I shouldn’t need to be reminded, I […]

By February 28, 2012 28 Comments Read More →
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