Posted in Life As I Know It, Soapbox

Not One of “Those People”? Then Who Are You?

Devastated. Delighted. Dumbfounded. Emboldened. Threatened. Motivated.

These are just some of the words used to describe this past week in America. To put it super extremely mildly, it’s certainly been a momentous time for our country.

Continue reading “Not One of “Those People”? Then Who Are You?”

Posted in Life As I Know It, Soapbox

The Viral Spiral of Negativity

Have you ever noticed that it can take just one negative coworker to really bring an office down? Or how one parent berating an umpire can “inspire” others in the crowd to do the same? Or how one person gossiping can open the door to others chiming in and “sharing,” too? Continue reading “The Viral Spiral of Negativity”

Posted in Life As I Know It, Soapbox

What in the Holy Hell, People?! Were You Raised By Wolves?

I’m mad and sad a lot these days. I am overwhelmed by the nasty balls people have in how they speak to and about others. I’m slack-jawed. Dumbfounded. Appalled. Gobsmacked. Nauseous. Heartbroken. Continue reading “What in the Holy Hell, People?! Were You Raised By Wolves?”

Posted in Life As I Know It, Soapbox

There Is No Sense to Be Made of This

I will make no attempts at lightheartedness today. My heart is too sad. Our country must grapple with yet another devastating loss of life. It is unfathomable—yet all too familiar. Continue reading “There Is No Sense to Be Made of This”

Posted in Soapbox

On This Memorial Day

This is my fourth Memorial Day post for the Juggle Struggle. In reviewing my previous ones for this holiday, I find that my original one from 2013 still…strikingly…applies to today’s cultural climate.  Continue reading “On This Memorial Day”

Posted in Life As I Know It, Soapbox

This Is Why My Vote Truly Represents My Faith

Tomorrow is primary election day in Illinois…my (very troubled) state. As the debacle around last week’s protest of Trump in Chicago illustrated, it has the potential to be unstable—and, let’s face it—there’s no getting around the fact that, so far, this presidential election has been nonsensical on many levels. Continue reading “This Is Why My Vote Truly Represents My Faith”