World peace began in the Starbucks line this morning

What causes us to place ourselves at the epicenter of this very big universe? When were we told that we were more special and entitled than the masses? Or, more to the point, perhaps we weren’t told that. Some of us got the message—we’re all in this together. Others of us seem to be making…

Into the Great Wide Open

Oprah’s “aha moment” is overused but in this case, it applies. I was holding my firstborn in my arms in the hospital. As he struggled and fussed a bit, I held this tiny life and thought, “Oh, shit.”Not your typical new mother response, eh? Of course not because I didn’t love him or think he…