Take Nothing For Granted, Not Even Winter

The contrast of the white snow on the dark tree branches is a beautiful sight as is the dusting of white on the evergreens.

Masks Required and No Smoking– What’s the Difference?

No smoking laws protect 62.3 % of the U.S. population from the dangers of second hand cigarette smoke. But many are resistive to measures such as temporary mask mandates to protect public health.

Why Are Americans Scared of Critical Race Theory?

History. The study of everything that happened in the world before I was born was one of my favorite subjects in school. It’s a big topic. In elementary school we focused on American history: the American revolution, the birth of democracy, the rise of the United States as a super power, and civics. I rememberContinue reading “Why Are Americans Scared of Critical Race Theory?”

Covid Confusion; Misinformation and Wishful Thinking

When the word coronavirus became part of our everyday vocabulary, back in February 2020, I stumbled over its pronunciation. The idea, that something invisible could travel so quickly and infect millions and cause death was scary.  For many of  Americans it was an easy decision to retreat, shut our doors and wait it out untilContinue reading “Covid Confusion; Misinformation and Wishful Thinking”

Rejections and Acceptances: Challenging Myself to Do Better in 2022.

As  2022 begins, I  goad myself to come up with a list of New Year’s resolutions. So much is out of my control—the coronavirus, the political divisiveness, our warming planet—I  remind myself it is still possible to initiate positive change. I can share in my writing what I witness. Each day I have the opportunityContinue reading “Rejections and Acceptances: Challenging Myself to Do Better in 2022.”