Sandcastle

One of my favorite summer activities is to show up at a local beach while the tide is going out. I get down on my knees and with my hands, dig a hole until I hit water. Within minutes, I will have a sandcastle started that is two feet tall. People walking by stop and … Read more

The Power of Forgiveness

I am responsible for my happiness. Peace does not come when I point fingers. I own my thoughts, words, actions, and behaviors. I take ownership of my life. The outside world does not dictate my inner world. Only I hold the key to my happiness. I blame no one for any unwanted feelings. I know … Read more

Raising Biracial Daughters

It’s hard to know who you will fall in love and have children with. As a child, I’m not sure most of us would recognize the differences in the boys we are attracted to. What I mean by differences, is the color of their skin, are they short or tall, thin or heavy. As I … Read more

So Senseless

Why does it keep happening? Why are there so many senseless acts of violence? This time it hit close to home. It happened in my community. It is with sadness that I write this post. On April 27th, a lone gunman walked into a local synagogue and killed one person and injured several others. This … Read more