My very young and impressionable grandchildren cornered me one day regarding my pending nuptials. Are you the girl? Who will wear the dress? After the inquisition was masterfully handled, they each shrugged, looked at each other then sped off on a skateboard and bike respectively. I have influenced hundreds of young people and it always… Read More »
What has happened to us in the United States? When I was a kid I was told the key to success is hard work and a good education. My mother took me to the library. She took me on field trips to learn about the Moravians at Old Salem or we went to see the… Read More »
Prologue: Rules of Reality America in 2050 was no longer about freedom. Americans had willingly traded freedom for constant surveillance and fear. What began immediately following 9/11 as a war on terror, quickly became a war on everyday decent citizens. Why focus on terrorists when it would be just as easy to focus on everyone.… Read More »
When you are homeless nothing else matters. When you don’t have solid footing, no matter your level of intelligence or education, everything is seen through the prism of: I don’t matter because I have no control or input regarding my most basic of necessities. I have been there: living in hotels with lunatic boyfriends, sleeping… Read More »
Buffy the Vampire Slayer and its brilliant creator, Joss Whedon, brought a blonde female super hero into our living room on Tuesdays for six incredible seasons. I initially balked at the idea of this young girl saving the world; I decided to take it on as my guilty pleasure once it hit syndication in the… Read More »
I have spent an inordinate amount of time explaining my thoughts,dreams and behavior.
In this wacky economy, there is a need for self reinvention. In the wild, living organisms adapt and change or die. So many of us refuse to listen to reason and refuse to alter what it is we’re doing simply because we can’t accept the fact that the pickle we have found ourselves in is… Read More »
Pride festivals for all of 2011 and beyond should be canceled. More important than hunky guys, displays of camp, and the all consuming focus on gay marriage, our young people need all of our time and access to resources. It will not do any young person any good to go to a rally and have… Read More »