The Eyes Say It All

I put down the cellphone and glanced to see my husband seething across the table. “I can’t believe you answered that during dinner!” “I thought it was important,” I pleaded for forgiveness.  It hadn’t been important, a social call from my sister.  “Sorry.”  We were dining out; I don’t know what overcame me.  I’m usually […]

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Pumped Up

The pressure to match unrealistic physical standards is damaging for all genders, as so effectively illustrated in today’s reblog.

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Media: A Child’s Perpective

“Can we watch something?”  My four-year-old granddaughter climbs onto the bed and snuggles in.  It’s been a routine we’ve shared as long as I’ve been ill. The question makes her parents cringe; they are trying hard to raise their child without excessive screen time.  Cable TV does not exist in their world, so coming to […]

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Why Are We Not Talking About the Real Issues?

I was sixteen and starry-eyed when the handsome, eighteen-year-old G asked me out.  For two years I had secretly swooned over him but I never dreamed that he would notice me.  I felt like the luckiest girl alive! When he told me that he was going to be the next drummer for The Who, I […]

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