Why successful people crave disorder more than order —

Ovid — you know, the ancient Roman who wrote the epic poem Metamorphoses. What? You don’t know? Eh, it’s OK. It’s really not all that important, I only bring him up because he’s responsible for introducing the entire notion of Chaos — and Chaos, especially if you try and define it, is in itself a…

And now, abortion …

I used to be opinionated. Dogmatic, if you will. When I was younger I voiced my opinions and never thought much about why I felt the way I did – or  why I thought I felt as I said I did. But now. Now that I am older, I look back and realize I claimed to…

This just in — Trump drops bid for presidency (JK)

Real good news doesn’t come along very often. And by “good news” I’m referring to the kind that makes your heart stop (of course it doesn’t really stop, ‘cause that would be bad news and defeat the whole purpose of the good news). I’m referring of the kind of good news you don’t expect. Like…

I feel bad about the whole cat thing … but I was born blonde!

For all my fellow republicans, my fifth grade teacher, Cotton the cat, onetime wannabe gymnasts, and all the other blondes in the world … sorry to have kept you in the dark all these years, but I’ve been holding onto a few secrets … One, a few years back I voted for a democrat. (And…

Is a life ever unworthy of life?

Remembering the autocracies of war on Pearl Harbor Day … The other day, I upgraded my “something-something Samsung” to an iPhone 6Plus. It took about an hour for the transformation to be processed and completed — an hour wasted, or so I thought. During that time, I stood next to an older gentleman who was also…

Finding empathy for the difficult ones, as did Nelson Mandela

“It never hurts to think too highly of a person; often they become ennobled and act better because of it.” ~ Nelson Mandela  It goes without saying that it is easy — or much easier — to have positive thoughts for people whom you already think highly of. For people that you love. People that you hold…

Should we limit the First Amendment?

The Internet is awesome. Plain and simple – it is awesome. Without it I wouldn’t be able to blog, follow my teenager’s every move on Instagram, communicate instantly with my editors no matter where they are, learn where in the world Krakatau is before my fourth grader asks, check the stock exchange (no, I don’t…

What is Jimmy Crack Corn so upset about anyway?

You know it’s funny … the last time I was an airport with my children – and for that matter, the last time I traveled any distance that took longer than two hours with them, the only thing that concerned their pretty little minds was where the closest electrical outlet was (so they could charge…

Republicans are more patriotic than democrats

Republicans are more patriotic than democrats. That’s what I used to think. I’m not sure why – other than the fact that I like elephants. My mother was/is a democrat. And by no means did I grow up with a silver spoon in my mouth (or hidden in a kitchen drawer somewhere). But I never…

A Girls Best Friend??

I like diamonds.  And I’m “fortunate” enough to own a few … well, maybe more than a few by some standards – but I have one of those husbands that over the years has given me jewelry.  Oh, and one of those mother-in-laws that also likes to gift family heirlooms now that I have been…