Archive for October, 2015


October 28, 2015 0 Comments

“A bench is not going to stop bullying.” “A Buddy bench is a stupid idea and a waste of time.” I read a few dozen posts with those sentiments after I posted a video about Buddy Benches. Look I get it. A bench won’t stop bullying…because let’s be honest…bullying never really ends.  The girl at […]

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What is wrong??

October 22, 2015 0 Comments

I will never forget the day in May…2011. We were in Pennsylvania. Nico was about a month old…we had just had him baptized in my childhood church by my absolute favorite Deacon. That same weekend we threw my parents a surprise 40th anniversary party. I was surrounded by family and close friends. Sunday morning, we […]

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This is Iowa

October 15, 2015 0 Comments

“I didn’t have anyone to play with.” “Nobody wanted to play with me.” “They say I couldn’t play kickball with them.” “Nobody talks to me.” “I don’t have any friends.” “I hate recess.” I am in schools all of the time talking about bullying…and I have heard all of these things.  I remember thinking, “How […]

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Encourage, don’t push

October 14, 2015 0 Comments

You know when you’re standing in line somewhere and you overhear a conversation? You’re not eavesdropping…not trying to listen…but you just can’t help but hear what they are saying? Yep. That was me today. I heard a woman talking to her son about his performance on the soccer field. She was telling him he needs […]

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Write your own story…

October 5, 2015 0 Comments

I’ve been told: I talk too much. My nose is too big. I’m not very pretty. I’m fat. My voice is annoying. I look like a rat with long hair. I look like a floozie when I wear red lipstick. Too dumb to be a journalist. Not a good anchor. You’re not good enough People […]

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Is this the new normal?

October 1, 2015 0 Comments

Another school shooting. As I write this, 13 people are dead. 13 people. I look up to the monitors in our newsroom and the networks have not cut into regular programming. We flip over to the cable news networks…they are talking about it…but it’s not wall-to-wall coverage. We all looked at each other in the […]

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