Category Archives: Opinion

Decline of Morality

Reading the news lately has been especially painful and disturbing.  It just seems like instead of growing and becoming more civilized as you would expect, many elements of society are deteriorating. A friend recently remarked that 12/21/12, according to the … Continue reading

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Houses are a Money Pit

Owning a home is part of the American dream.  Though that dream can sometimes be a nightmare when you have to worry about all the upkeep and unexpected repairs.  This is happening to me with a simple leak turning into … Continue reading

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Can’t Complain About Chronic Pain

“Oh, you’re not feeling well? (Again)”  The ‘Again’ is the main reaction rather than sympathy for someone with a chronic sickness or problem.  I know the feeling to some extent since I’ve been struggling with some cervical spine issues that … Continue reading

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Politics- When Kids Behave and Adults Misbehave

This year’s presidential election has shown me things I never saw in previous elections.  Part of this is because I can see it through the eyes of my now school-age children.  The other reason is because I never saw so … Continue reading

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It Takes a Village to Survive Hurricane Sandy

Hurricane Sandy has passed but the aftermath is something that all of us in NJ/NYC are still suffering through.  I live in NJ and my husband works in NYC so we’ve been affected by the mess in both.  It has … Continue reading

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Bracing for Hurricane Sandy

We’re bracing ourselves for Hurricane Sandy so I can’t write about anything else.  No matter what else you’re doing, this storm is looming overhead and in the back of our minds.  My kids are surprised that mommy and daddy don’t … Continue reading

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Soccer Dads

It’s soccer season for many of our kids and this takes a lot of family commitment.  Every weekend belongs partially to soccer and for some families there are weekday practices as well.  During my many hours on the field, I’ve … Continue reading

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