Planting the Seeds of Change

"An eye for an eye is just wrong, Mom." My 12-year-old son was explaining his feelings on law and order from thousands of years ago. His homework was to determine if justice involved cutting off a person's hand if he were caught stealing food. "Why is it wrong? Wasn't he wrong to steal?" I asked …

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How Blogging Has Changed My Life. Really.

Maybe it's because my fourth blogaversary is coming up, but I'm getting sentimental. I'm looking back over the years and thinking about what this blog means to me. I've debated for days how to write this post without coming off as sappy or narcissistic and I've realized it's impossible. Those are the two things I'm good at. …

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Death Becomes Him

I don't like spiders. And now thanks to last week's events, I know the feeling's mutual. My normal tactic whenever I see a spider of any size is to panic, scream for my husband then run away. Unfortunately, the spiders know this about me and decide to only appear when I am home alone with the kids. So …

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