Ponder the Mystery of I AND

The siren song of mystery stories came calling in grade school. Once I learned how to read, I gravitated toward the whodunit shelves at the library, lured by the prospect of completing a puzzle. I matched wits with Encyclopedia Brown and Nancy Drew, Hercule Poirot and Richard Jury, tracking clues on the streets of London,Continue reading “Ponder the Mystery of I AND”

3 Myths That Fuel Burnout

A strong work ethic has always been my calling card. During college and my early career, I packed my schedule from the wee hours of the morning until my head hit the pillow late at night. Though my responsibilities have shifted since then, I still take on too many to-dos, then feel stressed when IContinue reading “3 Myths That Fuel Burnout”

The Sister on the Other Side of the Screen

Being a cynical person has its perks. Bogus “miracle” products don’t fool me. Fads or re-hashed trends don’t sway me with their hip pressure tactics. I didn’t fall for mom jeans in the ’80s, and I’m not falling for them now. Persistent doubt has spared me from crushed expectations and helped me view the worldContinue reading “The Sister on the Other Side of the Screen”

Pro-lifers, Don’t Forget to Speak Life Online

On January 22, my social media feed blew up with sonograms, pregnant bellies, and cherub-like baby faces. When I read the accompanying posts, I was disturbed by the incongruity of such sweet images paired with words conveying fury, spite and vitriol. The passage of New York’s Reproductive Health Act on the anniversary of Roe v.Continue reading “Pro-lifers, Don’t Forget to Speak Life Online”

What Are We Waiting For?

“Is it snack time yet?” My five-year-old hounds me with this question throughout the day, in between the times he’s asking about lunch or dinner. It gets old quickly, and I wind up losing my temper almost as frequently as he pulls on my shirt, begging for nourishment. Just as my son doesn’t always understandContinue reading “What Are We Waiting For?”