Holiday Reading List 2020

While we are immersed in the Thanksgiving weekend and heading into the December holiday season, I wanted to share with you some of my favorite books from the past six months.  I found myself reading with even more purpose after the murder of George Floyd earlier this year. I was looking for ways to both … Continue reading Holiday Reading List 2020

Thanksgiving Gratitude

Ahhh, Thanksgiving!  It is one of my favorite holidays.  Even in 2020.  What has been true in other years is still true this year.  I love Thanksgiving’s warmth and coziness. I love its focus on food, not gifts. I love that it is a secular holiday that almost every American celebrates. And I love that … Continue reading Thanksgiving Gratitude

ELECTION DAY 2020: DEALING WITH ANXIETY

Overheard at the polls -- Voter 1:  “How long have you been waiting to vote?”Voter 2: “Four years!” It seems like everyone I know is dealing with some form of election day anxiety.  With so much at stake, it’s hard not to be. We truly are fighting for the soul of our country. In my lifetime, … Continue reading ELECTION DAY 2020: DEALING WITH ANXIETY

Putting a Bow on Breast Cancer Awareness Month

As the pandemic rages on and the election draws ever closer, it’s possible to lose sight of some of the important things we regularly recognize in more normal years.  I don’t want to let that happen. So before October ends, I want to recognize the fact that it has been Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  This … Continue reading Putting a Bow on Breast Cancer Awareness Month

A Tribute to Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Like so many of you, I have been devastated by Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s death last Friday.  I’ve also been reflecting on the magnitude of what she accomplished. And on this: our rights as women now hang by a thin thread, given anticipated changes to the Supreme Court.  Finally, I’m seared by the fact that we … Continue reading A Tribute to Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Celebrating the 100th Anniversary of Women’s Right to Vote

Today marks the 100th anniversary of the adoption of the 19th amendment which gave women the right to vote. I'd like to celebrate this centennial by recognizing the unstoppable women who laid the groundwork leading to the passage and ratification of the 19th amendment, and those who continue to push the feminist agenda forward. Yet, while women … Continue reading Celebrating the 100th Anniversary of Women’s Right to Vote

My “Safer at Home” Summer Reading List

As we head into the Fourth of July weekend and summer gets fully underway (albeit in a markedly different fashion), I'd like to share some reflections on a “safer at home” summer. One where travel takes a different form and reading is even more important.  My thoughts on summer “travel” can be found in this … Continue reading My “Safer at Home” Summer Reading List

BLACK LIVES MATTER

It has been a heartbreaking week.  I am grieving the loss of so many Black Americans, the violence we are witnessing, and the racism we continue to suffer from.  The killing of George Floyd has laid bare a deep and terrible wound that many would prefer not to see.  And yet, we cannot ignore it. … Continue reading BLACK LIVES MATTER

Sharing Supermajority’s Response To The Murder of Black Americans

Yesterday, I received a message from Supermajority in response to the recent violence against Black people in this country. Their message so thoughtfully and precisely reflects what I believe needs to be shared at this time, which is why I am passing it along. Please read the Supermajority team's post here for a heartfelt message to all … Continue reading Sharing Supermajority’s Response To The Murder of Black Americans