What to Wear to Our Final Parent-Teacher Conference

What to Wear to Our Final Parent-Teacher Conference

The youngest of our four children is a senior in high school. Tonight is our final parent-teacher conference. Four kids x 13 years of schooling x twice a year = 104 times. That’s a lot. Of course you try to make a good impression. You dress carefully to portray...
Washington Needs the Wyzenbeek Double-Rub

Washington Needs the Wyzenbeek Double-Rub

You learn something every day! Very educational session with my interior design team today. In discussing the suitability of various fabrics for a new great room couch, they told me about the “Wyzenbeek Double-Rub” test. If you are into home decor, you...
Memorial Day: Finding His Father

Memorial Day: Finding His Father

A brief encounter at the local workout place the other day still gives me tingles and reminds me of the enduring significance of World War II and its impact on our country and our families, all these years later. A friend revealed that her husband had been a baby when...
Refugees: The Dangers of a ‘Borderless’ Country

Refugees: The Dangers of a ‘Borderless’ Country

I was cleaning last night. WAS, TOO! While peeking at the basketball game and going through piles of old mail and magazines, I came upon an article from last October. It is prophetic and instructive for today’s controversy over whether we should let so many...
DeVos Appointment: ‘Smrat’ to Change Big Ed

DeVos Appointment: ‘Smrat’ to Change Big Ed

I’m a little conflicted about Betsy DeVos for Education Secretary. Some people I admire have said she will drive the poor kids into job training academies rather than giving them the unlimited opportunities that come with a full liberal-arts education....
Kintner: A Better Way

Kintner: A Better Way

(Julie Shrader, Rejuvenating Women founder) An opportunity to respond constructively to cybersex, the “gateway drug” to human sex trafficking, was badly fumbled in Nebraska last week. We could have turned bad into good. Here’s how: We should have let...