Like many, I have been troubled by the eruption of the political scandal in Virginia, made public by revelations of racist behavior by the state’s governor and attorney general, and of sexist behavior by the lieutenant governor. While it appears that the revelations were politically driven, the fact remains that what we learned was troubling.… Read More Politics Aside, Sexual Harassment is Unacceptable
I have smiled, chuckled and laughed out loud as I have watched House Speaker Nancy Pelosi handle the president of the United States. She has reminded me of my own mother, and of the mothers I have known and watched. Mothers have a way of making known to children – spoiled or not –… Read More On Having a Mother in the House
This has been a difficult week for Americans. Two cultural heroes – one, a beloved African American songstress and the other, a highly-respected lawmaker – were eulogized. The airwaves were dominated by footage showing Aretha Franklin in all her glory, singing songs we all love, and Sen. John McCain doing his work as a senator.… Read More Relief in the Midst of Grief
In light of the news of Republican Arizona Senator John McCain deciding not to seek further treatment for his brain cancer, I shared that even though I did not agree with his politics, of one thing I was (and am) sure: He loves America. The statement got some immediate push-back, with people reminding me of… Read More On Loving America
The antics and behavior that are coming out of the White House are disturbing on many levels, but one of the most troubling is that it feels like this country is moving toward becoming an autocratic state. A survivor of the Buchenwald concentration camp during the Holocaust, architect Stephen Jacobs, said in a recent interview… Read More Is America’s Democracy in Trouble?