Author Archive

Civility and Moods of the Times

For two days in succession, I saw friends of mine being

George Floyd: My Response

It’s been over two weeks since the brutal murder of George


I decorated my home as a sanctuary containing all that is

Adapting to Our New Reality

As I enter my woodland backyard and appreciate the freshness of

Social Distancing: I’m Missing the Hugs

Those of you who know me, know that hugs are a

Black History That We Were Not Taught: Another Perspective for Black History Month

Growing up in a Northern suburban school system, there was so

Safeguarding Martin’s Dream: January 2020

I have a dream that my four little children will one

Compassion for the Holidays

I was enjoying a leisurely afternoon as I sat on a

Safety for Our Children: Then and Now

NY. 1951. It was Saturday morning, and I was heading out

Preview 2020: The Values and Moods of Autumn

Neighbors’ lawns filled with jack-o-lanterns, skeletons and spiders herald the approach