Why We Need a National Mama

I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again: We need a new cabinet-level position in the United States: National Mama. She could start by sending all party leaders to their rooms with no supper – and NO electronic devices – until they decide to...
A Cure for Homesickness

A Cure for Homesickness

Flashback to one of my favorite pictures of home. circa 1984 I can still see the bare lightbulb hanging in the narrow staircase of my great-aunt Bertha’s house the first time I experienced homesickness. I can feel the softness of her lap as she pulled me close...

Take Care of Each Other

“You all take care of each other”. That is how my sweet mother signs off on family emails any time life is tough for someone in our clan. Which is fairly often when you count all forty-some of us. It might be as serious as cancer, or it might be as simple...