Tag: terrorism

How do we talk to our kids about Manchester?

How do we talk to our kids about Manchester?

Last night, well after I’d tucked her in and gone to bed, Babygirl got up and wandered downstairs. She loves to hang out with Daddy, watching sports, and she’ll fall asleep on the couch. But Hubby was watching CNN coverage of the suicide bombing in […]

Remembering 9/11, and Hiding It From My Kids

Remembering 9/11, and Hiding It From My Kids

It’s Sunday, and the fifteenth anniversary of 9/11. For whatever reason, my kids decided to wake up at four a.m. today, and Hubby’s in Arizona. Groggy, grumpy, I let them watch cartoons, and I opened up my laptop. There were so many 9/11- themed news […]

In the Ever More Likely Event of a Terrorist Attack…

In the Ever More Likely Event of a Terrorist Attack…

I’ve been following the Brussels suicide bombing attacks more closely than I have time for. Terrorists have once again destroyed and disrupted life… but some people were able to help. Dr. Laura Billiet was just outside the Delta check-in counter when the explosions ripped through. […]

How To Think About The Unthinkable

How To Think About The Unthinkable

Yesterday evening, I left work and hurried to the subway station. As my train rumbled close, I bolted up the stairs  in a frantic attempt to catch it. As per usual, I missed it by about thirty seconds. But even as I stood shivering on the windy […]