Who is a bigger hypocrite?

Not sure who's a bigger hypocrite: you or me. I'm pro-choice because I don't think your religious morality should trump science or be forced onto another person in a free and secular society. However, watching you waddle your pregnant ass from the convenience store counter to your car with your carton of cigarettes and a case... Continue Reading →

Ten and poor

Recently, I sat for a few hours talking to a 98-year-old woman about her experiences in a small rural Wisconsin town. The woman is amazing and still sharp as a tack. For over 25 years she owned a grocery store in this town and every summer she and her husband extended credit to the local... Continue Reading →

John Steinbeck on Falling in Love: A 1958 Letter to his son

Wish I had learned this truth sooner. Now that I know, I hope I can pass it on. Taken from John Steinbeck's book: Steinbeck: A Life in Letters. I found the text on Maria Popova's Brain Picking's page. New York November 10, 1958 Dear Thom: We had your letter this morning. I will answer it from my... Continue Reading →

A letter to my step-son

Hi L.., I decided since you are a teenager it would be better to write to you instead of embarrassing you by doing that parental thing of…um…you know…talking. Let’s get a few things out of the way. First of I’m very proud of you.  Over the last several years you have consistently made sound decisions... Continue Reading →

Life Lessons: Table scraps and left overs

I've given lip service for a long time that what I need and want matters. That I matter. Often I'd pronounce what I want or need and then look around slyly for permission or approval. Then I would feel shame for acting on what I need or want if it made other people uncomfortable in any... Continue Reading →

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