I still can't tell who's right, Israel or Palestine, so I don't say anything at all and I fear that makes me, in part, to blame.
I can't tell who's to blame, the people who live in the shoot-'em-up neighborhoods, for letting it be like that or the people who don't live in the shoot-'em-up neighborhoods, for not helping those who live there.
I understand my kids' anger because it comes from me. I am more sorry for passing along that trait than any other I can think of.
Illegal immigrants are committing a crime by entering our country illegally and that's the plain truth.
We are permitting illegal immigrants to enter this country because we want them here, and then we treat them poorly and shame them for being here, which makes us disgusting.
I believe public education is a good idea that's being managed badly but I'm o.k. with its inadequacy because I think it mirrors the dysfunction in real life, where good ideas like being a country of immigrants or sharing a holy land among more than one religious culture can get pretty tangled.
I'm afraid of my own potential, so I keep it tamped down as best I can and then laugh it off when it escapes from me anyway. (And no, for the love of peanuts, I am not running for office.)
I think we'd all be better off with more lives of faith rooted in love for one another than lives of faith in higher powers that lead us to be in conflict with one another.
I don't think Hillary should be President because the woman who breaks that barrier has to be her own person, not someone we know because of her husband.
I'd rather be a little fatter and happier than a little thinner and miserable.
I'm a lot poorer than I look but I don't give a damn any more.
I'm disappointed when my children do not get the honors or prizes they are aiming for, but I'd rather they get kicked in the shins and walk with a limp than never get kicked and not know how to stand on their own two feet.
All babies are beautiful, pure and deserving. Some don't get a chance and we all bear some responsibility, both for that fact and the change we could effect if we stopped being comfortable with that fact.
The fact is, I do what I can but it is never enough.
I dare to say first, because I hope to change my own self and be better.