The Plagued Parent

posts about surviving our children, the Baby Boomers who raised us, and everyone else with an opinion...

Month: October 2015

The Crossfire of Vanity

The current gun control discussion is like a whirlpool made of quicksand — we are trapped, immobilized and being drawn closer and closer to a darkened vortex of an uncertain swirling center that threatens to swallow us whole. I feel this each time I read or see reports of some type of mass casualty shooting or an […]

Politics of Estrangement

estrangement  (n.) to turn away in feeling or affection; make unfriendly or hostile; alienate the affections of; to remove to or keep at a distance. It happens all the time. It happens in big ways and small. Rifts between family members; the coldness between acquaintances; the silence between couples. It happens and it has devastating consequences. […]

Can We Talk About Something Important?

Following the July 2012 shooting at the Aurora theatre in Colorado there was not a federal hearing. Following the December 2012 shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary school there was no federal hearing. In January 2013 there actually a Senate hearing was held that included testimony from congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and her husband Mark Kelly. Rep. Giffords was one […]

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