Five Nights In a Strange Bed and Other Tales From Summer

No, I have not given up blogging.  I’ve just been necessarily neglectful because summer break always seems to ramp up the busy-ness around here, despite my expectations every year that “break” will actually mean things slowing down. Anyway, I’m not complaining.  Amidst all the kids’ hectic summer activity, I’ve managed a lot of reading, a […]

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All or Nothing

Less than two weeks ago, a young white man went into a black church and, after sitting among the parishioners for an hour, drew a gun and opened fire, killing nine people.  It’s being called “The Charleston Church Massacre,” and it was racially motivated.  He killed those people because – and only because – they […]

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Annabelle’s Hair: An Update

I’ve received a smattering of emails lately from moms of little girls with hair-pulling issues, wondering how Annabelle is doing.  It’s been more than a year since I wrote an update.  At that time, it seemed that she had stopped pulling – after having pulled for a good seven or eight years – and her […]

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Topsy Turvy World

You’ve no doubt heard about Rachel Dolezal by now – the president of the Spokane, WA chapter of the NAACP who has been outed by her white parents as a white woman, despite the fact that she has been living as a black woman and claiming black identity for about the past decade.  The world […]

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Bras, Bras, Bras

I was signed off by my surgeon today.  I went to see him last week for a follow-up, and I was “spitting a stitch” in my tummy tuck incision – meaning that the dissolvable sutures were coming through the skin in one area – so he gave me a shot of Novocaine, pulled the suture […]

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Juror Appreciation Week

Dear Members of the Community: This week is Juror Appreciation Week, at least here in California.  No, I’m not making this up.  If you think about it, you will probably agree that jurors are among the least appreciated and recognized members of our community.  I mean, seriously.  How many times have YOU done your darndest […]

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