My Little Lupine

It’s the time of year when I play in the dirt and marvel at the new life growing under the huddles masses of Otter Pop wrappers, solicitor fliers and dead leaves that crawled under my shrubs to wait out the winter and never came out. I don’t know who in…

Mansplain all the things

While perusing Facebook not too long ago I noticed a friend’s posting regarding a late night host’s video in which he had doctors telling people how they really felt about parents who chose not to vaccinate. Regardless of my personal stance on vaccinations (do it), I thought the video was funny…

Quit Bitching about Cinderella

It seems like every once in a while someone will his or her ruffles in a tangle over the latest Disney or Pixar creation and my eyes started rolling well when 7 Reasons I Won’t Take My Daughter to Cinderella hit my Facebook’s Newsfeed. Honestly it won’t be a butterfly…

Why Imperfect People Make the Best Neighbors

We are complicated people.  We all have dark, messy corners in our hearts that are sticky with cobwebs and grief. We all do. And this is what makes us perfect. Perfect to reach out to others, to empathize and to sympathize, to be compassionate while we serve one another in…

Napoleon Dynamite and Social Identity Theory

Even though people will either annoy or terrify me depending on the day, I readily admit I am fascinated by how we work. I don’t necessarily mean the biological mechanics of our bodies because most of that is filed under the “gross” category, but I mean the psychological and sociological…