Wear Purple for Spirit

On October 20th, 2010, wear purple in honor of the 11 gay boys who committed suicide in recent weeks/months due to homophobic abuse in their homes and at their schools. Purple represents Spirit on the LGBTQ flag and that’s exactly what we’d like all of you to have with you: spirit. Please know that times […]

It Gets Better: Councilman Joel Burns

I admire people with guts. I admire people who have the courage of their convictions, who will lay everything on the line to get an important message across. The video below is just that. A man risking a whole lot, for an important message. Councilman Joel Burns of Nebraska took 13 minutes of city time […]

Good Secrets & Bad Secrets

When my children were small, I did what all responsible parents do, and taught them the difference between a good secret and a bad secret. I told them that a good secret is okay to keep, because it makes them feel happy and excited about something special. A good secret might include keeping quiet about […]


This afternoon there were some magpies making a lot of noise on our front patio with alarm calls and a lot of flapping and fussing about. It went on for ages, and I wasn’t terribly interested. Magpies are a flighty type of bird that tend to get antsy over the smallest things, but then Sandra […]