Tagged with opinion

The truth? It makes all the difference in the world

I saw the headlines the day Hillary Rodham Clinton took the stand for questioning with regard to her role in events related to Benghazi.  When her questioners began to pepper her with queries on specifics, she puffed up and furrowed her brow.  She pounded her fist, indignant, and shouted these words: “What difference, at this … Continue reading

In defense of optimism

The Newtown, Connecticut tragedy fades from the media, replaced with fiscal-cliff updates and myriad stories of international tensions. That’s not to say those affected have been forgotten – that’s not possible. It’s just that the proverbial dust has settled and it seems the populace has zeroed in on gun laws as the issue. As I … Continue reading

Newtown, CT Shootings – Making sense of the senseless

I can’t. No one can. I watch my little ones, so grateful for the breath moving within them.  Their small ways and pure smiles bind up my insides and I stifle my anguish, my disbelief.  I know I share these feelings with everyone who bears a soul.  Except for the families of the lost.  I can’t imagine their grief, the vast absence…that anything but … Continue reading

The Serenity Prayer

God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change. With the U.S. 2012 election over, Americans can finally begin to look ahead.  Admittedly, I was hoping for a different outcome, as evidenced by a rare and raging case of heartburn that erupted around 11:30 p.m. Tuesday night.  My perspective is quite different … Continue reading