So Little for So Much

Oh, how many hours we spent filling out paperwork; checking and double checking to ensure we didn’t miss a thing. The fees we paid. The months we spent apart. The months my husband’s job waited for him while the US government finally got around to issuing a work permit. The hours we waited, stuck in…

The Irony of the Shutdown Outrage

If You Disagree with President Trump and Yet You’re Mad About the Effects of the Shutdown, You’re A Hypocrite. My family and I traveled a grand total of 6,086 air miles roundtrip to see relatives abroad for the holidays. We stood through four airport security checkpoints (that’s a whole ‘nother story), and picked up more…

Dear World: No, We Don’t Actually Owe You Anything

In the fall of 2012, an elderly California man named Jay Leone found himself the victim of a home invasion. As he sat, ordered to stay still as the thief rifled through his things, the man remembered he had a gun in the bathroom. Leone convinced the thief—a drug addict felon named Samuel Cutrufelli—to let…