Pretty Good Advice

My husband and I recently went to a reception for a charity we support.  Arriving separately, I waited patiently in the August heat for my husband to park and catch up with me.  (Actually, “patient” is not what I felt.) It didn’t take long to notice a...

What I Learned In Class

I was in class recently to beef up my skills on open source intelligence (“OSINT”).  That’s a fancy term for spy-want-to-be’s to find out anything about anything through the public domain.  Although I hold a national security clearance, the majority of information I...

My Kind of Hospital

Recently one of our granddaughters had surgery at Cook’s Children’s Hospital in Fort Worth.  There’s a really big medical name for the surgery she had, but it boils down to ear surgery to improve her hearing.  The family gathered early that morning for a long day of...

PAS: What Is It and Why It’s Important

The “what” is PAS (Post Abortion Stress a/k/a Post Abortion Syndrome a/k/a Post Abortion Stress Syndrome).  Yes, it’s another acronym for a string of words that you’ve probably never heard of.  So allow me to put on my professor hat. PAS was first used in 1981 after a...

Unsung Heroes

I grew up with stories of Cinderella and Snow White, both with evil stepmothers.  So, as a child it was a logical conclusion for me to believe that all step parents were inherently bad, right? Time marched on, society changed, and blended families, with step parents...