March 24, 2020

Welp, we certainly weren’t ready for any of this. We don’t have enough hospital beds. We don’t have enough ventilators. We don’t have enough protective equipment for our brave medical professionals on the front lines of this global pandemic. 

Our healthcare system wasn’t ready. Our government wasn’t ready. And we weren’t ready. Clearly. But, I think, the universe -- over...

March 14, 2020

It’s a cacophony of coronavirus right now, but March is still Women’s History Month and when it comes to “women’s history” let’s be honest: We’re still writing it. While yes, we’ve made progress, it’s very clear that there’s still a lot of work to be done. 

I’ve got a few thoughts about the women who, I think, will help us get us there. While some are actively working to...

February 24, 2020

Because you can never have enough angry dudes, right? 

After the Democratic primary in New Hampshire, the caucuses in Nevada and the “caucuses” in Iowa, it’s beginning to look like angry white men will feature prominently in the 2020 presidential election: Senator Bernie Sanders and President Donald Trump. 

Sanders, who calls himself a Democratic socialist, says he’s angry...

February 13, 2020

In the late 1980s, my family moved to a newly built home in a subdivision in suburban Cleveland. The thing I remember most about that process? Picking the paint and carpeting for my own room. There were so many options; a range of shades and textures laid out in samples on the kitchen table. 

My choice without hesitation: Pink. Dark pink carpeting and light pink walls. Th...

January 30, 2020

In my best “good old days” voice: When I was growing up, you were either a music kid or a sports kid. My family? We were sports kids. Me, my brother and my sister all played a few sports, starting in elementary school and going through high school. 

I didn’t really know many music kids … at least until I started dating one in 1999. When I married him a few years after tha...

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