Ice Bucket Challenge deserves respect, not jeers

It was only a matter of time before the ALS Bucket Challenge attracted negative attention, just because it’s been so successful. Every business owner dreams of seeing a product they promote go viral — and as a person who runs a business reliant on the generosity of others, it’s beautiful to see people dousing themselves … Continue reading Ice Bucket Challenge deserves respect, not jeers

Orange is the New Black star talks transgender

We love villains. We want to know them and what makes them evil. We’ve become sophisticated enough to know villains aren’t evil just to be evil; they have a story – a story with which we may often relate. So we love our villains because being bad sometimes makes us feel good. Evil was once … Continue reading Orange is the New Black star talks transgender

Equal airtime no salve for challenges to religious beliefs

It is possible to reconcile science and faith and respect people who don’t hold the same views we do?!? It isn’t necessary to shut others down, force them to adopt our own beliefs, or make them understand the beliefs we hold dear. Faith can be challenged by what some call facts, and it’s possible for … Continue reading Equal airtime no salve for challenges to religious beliefs

Let Women out of the house and put them in the House

I spent Thanksgiving watching women in my family take care of men. It is time for men to give women the credit they are due, and the right to make decisions as they see fit. After everything that’s happened these past few years – from Weiner selfies to countless sexual harassment scandals and reports of drug … Continue reading Let Women out of the house and put them in the House

Problem with government is brutal wasting of time

All the hoopla around a federal government shutdown is baffling, as though the war waged on our own government only culminates into single events happening at precise moments. All the fiscal cliffs, debt ceilings, permanent tax cuts, federal government shutdowns — all of these “events” we continue to debate and celebrate — are mini-strokes compared … Continue reading Problem with government is brutal wasting of time

Anthony Weiner thinking about his own selfie

If Anthony Weiner’s last name wasn’t such an obvious target, discussing why it’s important to talk about him would be less complicated. For the past few weeks his name has been thrown around with Elliot Spitzer and San Diego Mayor Bob Fliner – and even former South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford – but the visceral … Continue reading Anthony Weiner thinking about his own selfie