Every year, Mother’s Day is decked with extravagant bouquets of sundry flowers, cards, gifts, and balloons to pay homage to our mothers – both living and deceased. [More]
Are birth mothers, who gave their child up for adoption, worthy of recognition of Mother’s Day? Are adopted mothers, who took in a child that is not biologically theirs, worthy of recognition of Mother’s Day? The answer is yes.... [More]
April 21, 2016
by Anne Kip Watson
In a few short years, how does a young man go from one the brightest futures in professional sports to potentially losing nearly everything?
Johnny Manziel, the 2012 Heisman Trophy winner, has been accused of ‘extensive damage’ during some festivities he hosted in a posh Los Angeles rental home in early April. [More]
There are many types of abuse and all are difficult to endure. Physical, sexual, emotional, financial and verbal cruelties are among the various forms of mistreatment that our society faces daily. Another type of brutality that is widespread and difficult to address is domestic abuse. Domestic violence has been a concern in our society for decades. [More]
On his program, The Daily Show, on Comedy Central, Jon Stewart put up with little or no “bull”. He gleefully punched holes in the comments of the pompous and hypocritical. He maintained an enthusiastic following for sixteen years.
On April 1, 2016 (it was no April Fool’s joke) Jon changed his stance and went out of his way to save a bull named Frank.... [More]
Easter may have come and gone but its spirit only seems to be rising and expanding. The fervor is especially evident in the string of faith-based films released in recent years, steadily appealing to and supported by Christian movie-goers nationwide.
The latest of these is “Miracles From Heaven” – a new release from Sony which is already making headlines... [More]
Being a parent encounters great responsibility. The responsibility is not only great because you are caring for an infant or child that cannot tend to itself or protect itself. Responsibility is so great because the parent is responsible for the total development of the child. In order to be able to give a child the best they can have to develop into a responsible psychology healthy well-being, the parent has to be responsible for themselves as well. When parenting [More]
The recent political debates have shown a less than desirable side of the candidates. Name calling, berating comments and even attacking the other candidate’s wife has become a part of the political arena. It appears [More]
Trump. Sanders. Clinton. Cruz. The fervor and fright around these presidential hopefuls is rapidly intensifying as the nation approaches Republican and Democratic conventions this Summer. Divisive topics are often discouraged in polite dialogue due to the relational conflict they may promote, as noted by the old adage, “Never talk about politics or religion at the dinner table.” However, new research sheds light [More]
Any legislation involving the matter of life and death has to be emotionally charged and controversial. For more than a decade, the subject of euthanasia has sparked much debate among various patient rights advocacy groups and religious leaders in terms of its moral, ethical, and legal grounds and ramifications. [More]