A Mother’s Testimonial

I have gained from someone else’s pain. Yes, somehow, at a time when our family needed direction, someone shared their story with my husband about their pain & suffering as their son was spiraling out of control due to alcohol, drugs and gambling. It was if we were listening to our own life story being told […]

The Winter of Our Discontent

The phrase made famous first by Shakespeare and again by Steinbeck could easily be applied to this winter. My son is in the first six months of the Caritas program, and has just turned 20 without feeling the warm embrace of his family in recognition of that life event. The harsh weather continues relentlessly and […]

Have We Lost The War On Drugs?

The news from the drug warfront isn’t good these days. By most accounts, our leaders – the politicos we have elected to make sound policy and law judgments to keep us safe and orderly – are failing us. What can we make of the recent legalization of marijuana in Colorado and soon, Washington state? Are […]

A Christmas Wish

Today I put up the Christmas Tree. It stands a little off kilter this year without your help to get it right But it stands strong and proud in the corner Peacefully lighting up the night.   The decorations are all silver and white this year – simple and clean. I almost put one red […]

Hope Unleashed

The first woman on Earth, according to Greek mythology, was Pandora. She was given a box from the gods with the strict instruction to not open it – under any circumstance. Being mortal, she was prone to inquisitiveness and couldn’t resist the temptation to see what was inside. Evils of the world, pain, hate, destructiveness […]