Category Archives: courage

Veterans and their families have been angry for a long time. It’s time for the rest of you to get angry too.

For the rest of the world, the news of the most recent VA scandals is shocking.The media this week is filled with outrage and indignation, including replays of President Obama, in 2008, vowing to get to the bottom of the issues with the VA. For veterans and their families this news was not new. We have […]

The only way to end inequality is to keep pointing it out! Every! Single! Time!

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We live in a society still awash with inequality. It is all around us, every single day. We think we’ve overcome it. We think women are treated the same as men, but we aren’t. We think racism is a thing of the past. It isn’t. We think we’ve almost won the fight against homophobia. We’ve […]

Rights are not only guaranteed to the intelligent!

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I was so excited to be quoted in Aaron Prill’s latest blog. Of course, my words were completely taken out of context, but he included a link to my blog and I always enjoy more hits! This was part of the quote: “Life happens and there are so many things in our lives that are beyond […]

Sometimes the only reason no one is there to help is because we haven’t had the courage to ask!

I recently ended up in the emergency room with what turned out to be a bad reaction to a new medication. Apparently, when the small print on the bottle says to call your doctor if you experience things like dizziness and loss of consciousness, you really should! I am fine now, but the remarkable thing […]

Veterans Day, From a Mother Who Lost Her Son to a War She Thought Was Over!

Last May, in a piece for Memorial Day, I told you about Sgt. Daniel Braun who, just the week before, had lost his battle with PTSD. Daniel was only 27 when he took his own life last spring, leaving behind a shocked and devastated family who loved him beyond measure.  Daniel served with my son […]

It’s not you, it’s me!

People often scoff at little bits of wisdom handed down from the women in their lives with the phrase “oh that’s just an old wives tale.” The term came about because women’s knowledge was, at one time, less valued than men’s, and certainly a married women, whose whole world consisted of her home, could not […]