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In my corner of northeastern United States, political turmoil is evident. In quick-time, the media and public conversations can get a bit heavy. To lighten my mind, I took a few steps: I educated myself, prayed, and became a bit […]

“Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one. You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might. Deuteronomy 6:4-5 ESV

Last December, the Catskill Mountain News printed an article written by my co-writer, Brian Sweeney, titled, “County Dems organizing Women’s March trip.” Surprising myself, I signed up to ride the Rally bus, organized by the democrat committee members, from Delhi […]

In thinking about attending the Women’s March on Washington this weekend, I mull over its platform and listen to other people’s thoughts on the topic. Attendees have a wide range of reasons for taking the time and trouble to unite […]

Organizers of the January 21 Women’s March on Washington are working around the clock to assist thousands of people in their efforts to unit with equality and justice. For those who can’t meet at the nation’s capital the day after […]

Published by The Daily Star Newspaper in Oneonta, NY Memories invoke writing By Cheryl Petersen Conveying the word “veteran” in its broadest meanings, 97-year old, John Powers, talks about life and his recent online publication of two stories titled, “The […]

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children (2016) scored big in imagination and ingenuity. The plotline follows Jacob, a young teen, to a faraway land of fantasy and chilling monsters. My first thought: I would NEVER take my kids to this […]

Recently reported on NPR, the issue of transgender bathrooms keeps popping up. For many reasons, good and bad on both sides of those for or against who uses what bathroom. When I think of the issue, I can’t get past […]

The second edition of my book, A Foster Child Comes to Stay with Josie and Brooke, is now available on Amazon. It ‘s a true story about hope and assurance. Two girls learn about one big family in love. A quote […]

In a recent conversation about church, I had to to think afterward. Our conversation touched upon the fact that church attendance is in decline and the number of nons (people who identify themselves as non-religious) is increasing. I remarked that […]