To all my high school teachers 30 years ago–I’m so very, very sorry

While I was getting fingerprinted yesterday, I realized I had a lot of apologies to make. No, I hadn’t committed any crime, except for becoming a substitute teacher for a local high school. Which means I remembered my high school years and the way I behaved. No, I wasn’t smoking in the east parking lot, … Continue reading To all my high school teachers 30 years ago–I’m so very, very sorry

Don’t care what the world thinks: 7 steps in the pursuit of peace!

In a quest for a more peaceful existence (I really wish I could live in the world of Books 5 and 6 of my series), I’ve been eliminating that which causes undue stress. No, I’m not abandoning my house or nine children, but I’ve been thinking about my dad, how he was the most calm, … Continue reading Don’t care what the world thinks: 7 steps in the pursuit of peace!

The Internet Civility Award (TICA): Who will you award it to?

The other day something astonishing happened on my Facebook page. Friend #1 posted his feelings about government spending, and Friend #2 chimed in with an opposing viewpoint. Friend #1 presented more evidence. Friend #2 countered and began to escalate. This is the astonishing part: Friend #1 explained his beliefs, then APOLOGIZED if he stepped on … Continue reading The Internet Civility Award (TICA): Who will you award it to?

You don’t have to agree with me for us to be friends

I was 19 and terrified to realize that my supervisor for the summer was an openly gay man. It was the late 1980s, and I was from a sheltered community where “such people” were rare. Realizing that me, Molly Mormon, would have to interact with Flamboyant Paul made me think I’d made a mistake in … Continue reading You don’t have to agree with me for us to be friends