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Love Shouldn’t Hurt on Valentine’s Day or Any Other Day

For florists it's one of the biggest money-making days along with Mother's Day and the December holidays. For candy makers it means millions of dollars, even during a recession.For the wives and children who are victims of violence and abuse,  Valentine's Day is just another day of fear, dread, and anxiety.It was just a few days into the semester at a local community college where I was teaching a critical thinking class. I had just dismissed the class  when an attractive female student stopped by my desk before leaving the room. "I just want … [Continue reading…]

It’s What You Do After Martin Luther King’s Birthday That Counts

We expect parades, concerts, TV specials and community events on Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s National Day of Service. But if we truly want to honor King, we will show up not on just one day, but … [Continue reading…]

Lift Off to a Happy New Year

 After a particularly challenging year, we are all ready for a lighter, more hopeful new year. That's what book reviewer Viga Boland had in mind when she chose to create an audio review of my … [Continue reading…]

Remedies for Relieving Your Post-Election Stress

If  the USA presidential election has left you feeling numb, nauseated, or discombobulated from post-election stress, you may find recovery for yourself (and your children) among these … [Continue reading…]

Caught Being Good?

"Grandma, look! I was caught being good!"  my youngest grandson announced with a broad smile showing off an award ribbon years ago when he was in elementary school."What was that?" I responded, … [Continue reading…]