Cry First, Then Fight

Cry First, Then Fight

“This loss hurts. But please never stop believing that fighting for what’s right is worth it. It is—it is worth it.” – Hillary Clinton, Nov. 9, 2016 I went through the stages of grief—denial, anger, bargaining, depression and acceptance. I must admit I still have tinges of depression, but I’m not fighting it, just letting […]

Unacceptable Behavior, NOT “Boy Talk”

Published in MidWeek on October 26, 2016.  On the day the Trump bus tape aired, it took me a while to absorb the enormity of what I’d just heard. After all, it’s not every day you hear a candidate for President of the United States boast about kissing and grabbing women against their will. We’re […]

From left: Dave, Trevor, Sheila and Blakely Bierwert

When a Special Needs Child Grows Up

“We weren’t even thinking in those terms. You think automatically, he’s our kid. But when he’s 18 he becomes his own person. So if you don’t have that guardianship you lose the legal right to make decisions for him” Trevor Bierwert’s a handsome young man with an open, easy smile. And he has epilepsy. He […]