Tag Archives: #America

New Year’s Eve Epiphany

“It’s the final countdown…” The was the song playing when I got bagels this morning. Hard not to smirk. Harder to dismiss in this, the era of American divisiveness. But we haven’t lost all hope, not yet. At least that’s … Continue reading

Posted in #adventure, #comedy, #POTUS, #Trump, America, Faith, fiction, Marvel Cinematic Universe, politics, pop culture, Spirituality, writing | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

10 Reasons to Applaud  Tina Fey’s “Cake” 

Social media is blowing up about Tina Fey’s appearance on Weekend Update Summer Edition, accusing her of white privilege and insensitivity, and all that blame misses several points. Tina Fey’s piece is brilliant and brave and aimed right at Nazis … Continue reading

Posted in #comedy, #POTUS, #Trump, America, politics, pop culture, TinaFey, Weekend Update, writing | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Washington, DC or Local Schools: Which is America?

I had two diametrically opposed experiences today. One was the Jeff Sessions Session. The other was a local high school academic awards dinner. And it struck during the dinner that I had witnessed staggeringly different expressions of America within hours … Continue reading

Posted in #POTUS, #Trump, America, education, Faith, High school, love, parenting, politics, pop culture, Spirituality, teaching, teenagers | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

10 Questions about Tonight’s The Walking Dead Finale

I’ve been intrigued with this season of The Walking Dead. Kirkman and the boys have done impressive work making what we know as normal seem weird and unnatural and tension-filled in the TWD world.   And it worries me.   Yes, I’m … Continue reading

Posted in America, comics, fiction, film, pop culture, The Walking Dead | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The USA is stronger than a magazine cover

There is a controversy now about the latest cover of Rolling Stone Magazine. It features an apparently cleaned up version of a headshot of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the surviving Boston Bomber. Some say Rolling Stone has made him “look like a … Continue reading

Posted in America, education, husband, kids, love, parenting, politics, pop culture, sons, teaching, teenagers, writing | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

What do we do after Zimmerman? Listen to Abuela

In the aftermath of the Zimmerman acquittal, with factions still wounded by the decision, groups still debating what happened, how it happened, what went right, what went wrong, and what it all means for the Americas (white America, black America, … Continue reading

Posted in America, education, kids, love, marriage, parenting, politics, pop culture, sons, sports, super-heroes, teaching, teenagers, Uncategorized, wife, writing | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

After Eleven Years, Dad, What Can I Say?

Eleven years ago today, my father passed away. I’ve missed him every day since then. We didn’t always get along (hey, we’re Irish), but eventually that settled, especially after the kids were born. Once that happened, I called him just … Continue reading

Posted in America, comics, digital publishing, ebook publishing, education, fiction, film, husband, independent publishing, kids, love, marriage, parenting, politics, pop culture, self-publishing, sons, sports, super-heroes, teaching, teenagers, wife | Tagged , , , , , , | 2 Comments