Archive for October, 2015

Book Review: “Do You Want to Be Normal or Happy?”

I was going through divorce. Three years before, I had lost my daughter to illness.  Grieving the loss of a child was heartbreaking, and so was the realization that I was ending a relationship with the one person who had a shared memory of her.  I had been through divorce before, when I was in… Read More ›

Movie Review: The Intern

If you are like me, you love to watch new movies. I recently watched a film that I can highly recommend.  It’s called The Intern, and it was written, produced and directed by Academy Award nominee Nancy Meyers (she was nominated for Best Original Screenplay in Private Benjamin in 1980). The Intern featured many of… Read More ›

Lesley Student Promotes Organic Farming

When asked to imagine a farmer, many people will describe an old white man, probably with buck teeth, fashionably working a straw hat that’s seen better days.  While I feel awful to shatter this long held stereotype for the younger generation, it is something that needs to be done.  Here’s why.  I’m a farmer. Everyone… Read More ›

We Need an Honest Conversation About Guns

Anybody who likes to stay informed about national issues knows that gun control, or the lack thereof, is a hot topic right now. School shootings are at an all-time high, and national news is constantly littered with new, senseless crimes committed by somebody with a gun. There are many questions we must ask ourselves when… Read More ›

Student Organizations Are Making a Difference

It is pretty common to hear that Lesley students are involved in multiple different student organizations on campus. There’s a certain savvy within the students that motivates them to get involved. Are there any academic perks? Well, no, not really.  but are there social enriching perks? Absolutely. I am definitely no exception to this Lesley… Read More ›