Why I support Black Lives Matter

It’s the bottom rung, folks…the last of a series of rungs and the furthest from the top. And so we must make it the beginning, where else is there to start from? We must recognize this bottom rung, and build up from it.  We cannot entrust goodness and prosperity, fairness and justice to the trickle-down…

on violation and shame: a letter to my children

I am violated.  I am ashamed. You may not think this affects me; a straight white girl of very modest income bordering on non-existent income. A white girl far removed from Missouri, Florida, Louisiana, and now Texas;  and all the other numerous places of violation and shame. A white girl safe in her small village,…

The top 10 things parents should be telling Generation Z

Today’s youngsters are a unique breed and are having unique challenges that are leaving their parents reeling, and grappling with a way to help.  Marketers have coined the term “Generation Z” to describe this special bunch, ranging in age from 2-19, but that title hasn’t become permanent yet. Another contender is the term “iGen,” pointing…

Medicaid: What you’re really entitled to….

I recently spoke of people’s misconceptions regarding Food Stamps (or SNAP) recipients last October, on my blog.  I decided to write about   that subject because I am one of those recipients myself.  Due to recent conversational snippets at work and in my personal life, I feel it would be beneficial to now discuss Medicaid,…

We are not poor, we are financially disabled!

As with most things I write about, the idea of “financially disabled” came about during a discussion I was having with my one of my daughters. See if you can keep up, in most of my conversations with Abby, doing so is no easy feat.  Abs came into my room all excited and wondering what…