“I swear it could be 1938 all over again,” she told us, “this is just how it started.” … More History Repeats Itself
As awareness of mental illness expands, I wonder how life could have been different for seniors now who have gone their whole lives without an accurate diagnosis or treatment for their disorders. … More Undiagnosed and Unforgiven
What would we be capable of if we had a chorus of encouragement ringing in our ears instead of all the warnings and criticisms? … More Power It Up
The Last Hunger Season is worth reading for the unique insight it offers into life for poor farmers in Kenya. … More Book Discussion: The Last Hunger Season by Roger Thurow
In general, I consider myself an optimist. I try to find the good in people, be quick to forgive and slow to judge. My heart swells when I learn that some things in the world are actually going right. More girls than ever make it to high school in in West Africa! The global deaths … More Optimism
My daughter has a fantastic picture book called And Tango Makes Three. It is the true story of two male penguins in the Central Park Zoo that fell in love and were given an abandoned egg to care for. Together they hatched and raised their chick as capably as any of the other penguins in … More Is it Hard to Teach Kids About Marriage Equality?
Wednesday is trash day on our street. Every week a slow trickle of folks with carts and trash bags sort through our recycling bins and pull out whatever they can redeem for change. It’s not something I ever gave much thought to because in San Francisco, scavengers are ubiquitous and ever present. In Sacramento, like … More Trash Day: A Lesson in Compassion