A rainstorm, and God, interrupted my run today...

I was feeling really down today. Nothing life-threatening. Just a rough couple of days in a row, lots of frustrations and no progress. You know how it is. I hadn’t gone running for three days, partly because of feeling so overwhelmed by the chaos around me.  But today, I finally forced myself to take a […]

My Favorite Super Hero

She saves the world by 5pm every day...

I loved the show “24,” and Jack Bauer was the quintessential American hero. A loner often misunderstood, he avoids relationships because loved ones have a way of getting hurt around him. He wins using his well-honed skills, and then walks back into the darkness until the world needs him again. As a manly fantasy, Bauer […]

Mom of the Year

The "Mother of all Battles" is Responsible Parenting

On Monday, April 27, Tonya Graham looked on as her Baltimore neighborhood erupted in riots. As her eyes scanned a crowd of brick-throwing young men, she recognized something only a mother could. Behind a black mask and hoodie, she recognized the eyes of her son as he joined in the mayhem and threw a brick […]