The love of guns and the need for violent entertainment are part of our culture, our heritage. The problems caused by them will not be solved in our lifetime. Nevertheless, I am an optimist and believe that we can ameliorate their negative consequences.
I am a retired school psychologist. I spent most of my career in education working with and for children and youth who were having difficulties…
Some people become activists as a means of convincing themselves that they are okay; others, as a means of convincing the world that they are okay. Sometimes aggression is a necessary instrument of the shift from illness to identity. Activists embrace what others expect them to mourn; many hope that their celebration of their condition will counterbalance the negativity they encounter.scroll
The love of guns and the need for violent entertainment are part of our culture, our heritage. The problems caused by them will not be solved in our lifetime. Nevertheless, I am an optimist and believe that we can ameliorate their negative consequences.View more
My daughter Adora told me that she wanted her book to be published when she was six. I told her yes and went to work to help her to realize her dream. She got her first book, a big 296 pages of her stories published when she was seven. She was so inspired to teach other kids to love read and write because she loves to read and write so much. She couldn't image anybody who wouldn't love them. She started…View more
My story begins with my birth, I suppose most of our stories really begin there. My father was from the mountains of NC and he moved after serving in the Air Force for 4 years to S.C. (Greenville area/ eg...the "upstate of South Carolina") and he met my Mother in 1959 after his service to our country. He "courted my Mom" the old fashioned way, in July 1960 - they were married. I came along on January…View more
I am the transgendered offspring of same-sex parents. My husband and I are now trying to go about adopting a child of our own. I have lived my life being the subject of much confusion for people and had to see my parents subject to the many questions you mention in your article. I grew up in the 80s when people in same-sex relationships didn't talk about their partners, much less acknowledge that…View more
I am a transgender man in my twenties, happy and studying law. My parents were supportive, loving, and kind as I transitioned. Your book helped me to see the heroism in what they have shrugged off as merely good parenting. Also, thank you for your family's story in Chapter XII. Seeing another way of making a family makes it easier to envision one of my own.View more