Church, God, Guilt

I was born, raised, schooled (and guilted), Catholic. Later in life I toted my kids to Methodist services which seemed to ease the ‘guilt’ of previously not making them go to church, as my parents made me. After that, I discovered a few mega churches which...

Hey Olive, You’re 1!

A letter to my grand daughter. Dear Olive, Woo hoo for one year of life on this planet! What a year it’s been. You’ve gone from a beautiful lump on my lap as I sat in the sunshine of your parent’s loft in Mt Laurel to a feisty, inquisitive busy...

A Few ‘Thank Yous’ To My Kids

To my kids, I thank you. Thank you for loving me, even tho I wasn’t able to stay married to your dad. Thank you for not getting hauled off to jail (under my watch). Thank you for adjusting so well each and every 5 years that we uprooted and moved you to another...

Education vs Learning

Presented without comment (see more of Erica’s writings at AmericaViaErica): Coxsackie-Athens High School Valedictory Speech 2010 Here I Stand, by Erica Goldson, 2010-07-07 There is a story of a young, but earnest Zen student who approached his teacher, and...

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