Charlottesville: A Mother’s Perspective

Charlottesville: A Mother’s Perspective

My favorite scene in the movie Selma is when the crowd comes over the bridge and in that justice-seeking mob there were both white and black faces standing side by side. My daughter lived that Selma moment yesterday in Charlottesville.  She was sprayed in the face...
Beyond Partisan Politics: Finding a Path Forward

Beyond Partisan Politics: Finding a Path Forward

If you listen to the political rhetoric, Democrats are all about “big government” and Republicans are on the side of “big business.” I have never considered myself politically inclined and if these are my only choices – I choose neither.  There must to be a better...
We Will Rise – Post Election Reflection

We Will Rise – Post Election Reflection

This past week has been a whirlwind.  For those of us who truly believed love trumps hate, Wednesday morning was a rude awakening.  I think it was most shocking to white female progressives like me.  It felt as though the world we thought existed was exposed as a...
To the Thief who Robbed Me

To the Thief who Robbed Me

I arrived at my property, excited to have successfully cleared my calendar for 4 whole days.  This was to be my planning retreat.  I was eager to sit in my favorite chair, the breeze from the ridge keeping me cool, as I attempted to peer into the future and see with...