Adam, Popsicles and Mom

Guest Post:  By Adam’s Mom My husband, Carl and I taught our four children that “Those to whom much is given, much is expected”, which is paraphrased from Luke 12:48.  Since he was a child, Adam has understood and accepted the responsibility demanded from him. During the summers at our Northend home, there might be[…]

Common Sense. A simple statement. A determined man.

Unbeknownst to some, one of the catalysts of America finally declaring its independence from Great Britain was a work published in January of 1776 by Thomas Paine aptly titled, “Common Sense”. This book is recorded to have sold more than 500,000 copies in just a few months. By late March of 1776, “Common Sense” drove[…]

Juneteenth: Liberty and Justice for…..All?

Can you imagine a government that seems to be powerless to ensure the rights of all its citizens? Or being a part of a country and have the same freedoms as those around you, but there is a system in place that keeps you imprisoned because of the color or your skin? Others in your[…]

What happens when a district voter calls with an issue?

I spent some time in May going door to door meeting residents and talking to people in the district about the type of state senator they want.  But talk, is merely just that, talk. People are actually tired of hearing the same repetitive promises campaign after campaign. They are frustrated and dissatisfied with the care[…]

Racially discriminate bill passes the Senate and hits the House

In April, the Michigan State Senate passed a bill (#897) that would require Medicaid recipients to become employed or else lose their health coverage. On the surface, that “sounds” honorable. But it isn’t. This bill is now being considered in the Michigan House and has been the target of disdain. Why? It intentionally harms the[…]

The November election may be too late!

It’s been named it the #bluewave on one side of the aisle and others talk about holding the line. People have been talking about the 2018 midterm election ever since our current administration took office. However, for a large part of Michigan voters who live in congressional and legislative districts who already typically vote for[…]

It’s time to FINISH this!

I have unfinished business. As a staffer for a State Senator, I forged relationships with key decision makers and helped develop the agreement to get the Regional Transit Authority (RTA) created.  This was after a 30-year history of failed attempts to get people to the table to make this work. Now, I want to go back to the Senate and take[…]

Michigan Roads. Enough is ENOUGH!

The Michigan roads are being plagued with enormous craters AKA “Potholes” that would put the moon to shame!  It’s ridiculous! I see you on the roads swerving and slowing down. All of us trying to avoid damaging a tire or worse yet breaking a tire rod or throwing your wheels out of alignment! The freeway[…]

I can’t get these shoes out of my head

  A moving demonstration which included thousands of pairs of shoes organized neatly across the grass at the US Capitol caught my attention the other day. The shoes represent the number of children who have died in the US from gunshot wounds since the Newtown elementary school massacre in 2012. Subsequently, across the nation, our children walked out of class[…]

Mental health, guns, and rights, oh my!

Our nation’s heart was broken as we watched family after family eulogized their loved ones in Florida this week. These precious souls were killed when an armed terrorist shot through the halls of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland. Since the shooting, we have heard the same tired talking points followed by the infamous “thoughts[…]