The rules are simple. All across all the world in all types of civilization, they can be boiled down to this: "I ought never to act in except in such a way that I can also will that my maxim (demand) should become Universal Law." (Kant) In other words, do unto others...read more
If I could change the entire structure of the educational system in America, I would. If it were worth the battle to start legislation if I thought laws would change these facts. I would dedicate the rest of my life to doing so. The reality is that legislation and administration can only do so much.
The reality is…
He threw his head back in his carefree way and smirked a half smile. I laughed, so very close to my own heart. It was like our souls were woven together through time. People used to tell me that this child though an adopted was very much similar to me. They were right and over time he had become a refuge and friend in the emptiness of my marriage.read more
Hell is to see the potential of your human life played out on a screen; the music roars and the trailer rolls announcing you to humanity. The movie is to watch it unfold. The only difference between the two, the choice between living life and living death.
Why is there no term such as "giving death to a child," for it is the same sentiment? It involves the labor, the fight, the surrender, the same pain as giving birth, only in reverse. Life comes into this world in agony, it leaves with the same. How can we say human...read more
If you have endured tragedy, if your heart has been ripped apart, if you've been lower than you ever knew to be possible and you are still breathing, still waking, still thinking, then you are capable of dreaming. Not only are you capable of dreaming, you become...read more
Dear Jamison, There’s a dead spot in my heart. It’s like a dull wooden spot that has calcified. Like, The Chronicles of Narnia when the witch freezes over the characters and they turn to stone. My heart is hardened over, blue - but I’m still very much alive. I am dead...read more
It's 8:06pm. Breathe. You really never know where life is going to take you. I spent a lot of today wishing I could drink myself into unfeeling grief. I wish I could tell you that I go through every day happy and joyful, with positive thoughts running through flocked...read more
I’m 40 today. For a woman to age gracefully she has to have that je ne sais quoi; that I don’t care, come what may attitude. Growing up and growing old takes guts. It takes even more guts to do it well. I never thought I would be where I am at today. When I was 20 I...read more
It’s not rocket science, you know. We like to make it rocket science. But really, everything you need to know about marketing, running a profitable business and living a great life an eight year old can do. We just forget how to do it. And then we have to learn it all...read more
Sometimes, the word "gifted" makes me cringe. There are many stereotypes around what that word means and sounds like to others. When I started and ran the Gifted & Talented parent association in my small town in Montana six years ago, I was confronted with many...read more
I sit in my closet. Don't laugh. It's where I sit every morning, legs outstretched in front of me, heels on the bottom drawer of my dresser and my back against the wall. My closet is where I think. This morning, I was thinking about the what transpired over the...read more