Scattergories for Thanksgiving and a letter to you

Thanksgiving Scattergories

Maybe you love a good and silly game. Or maybe you need help getting folks around the table to talk to each other again. Whatever the reasons, Scattergories for Thanksgiving are here for you. Click to enlarge and print out, or read from your smartphone. Also know this: whatever feelings of anxiety or stress or sadness ...

Listen. Listening. Being the helper.

being the helper on steps

This morning I jumped into a conversation with 5th graders. And I shut things down. Fast. While I have no regrets about interjecting, I do regret that I do not know the parents of these children so that I can follow up. Every morning I take W to school. He qualifies for free meals and that ...

How To Add Text to Animated GIFs and Meme It Up

Add Text to Animated Gifs

One of my favorite things about the digital world is an animated GIF. I love how we can express our emotions with a brief animated visual, usually with a pop culture wink. Animated GIFs with captioning have been around for ages, but lately, a different kind of meme has been showing up. This is a ...

invisible

Yesterday W and I decided to drive into the city to pick up Lolly from an evening meeting. Usually, my mother takes the train home and when she has this meeting twice a month she gets in really late. W and I drove into Philly, found a parking spot, and then sat in the car, ...

How Can You Help Support Someone With HIV?

Support Someone With HIV

Recently I wrote about supporting a friend through sickness, but different kinds of diseases call for different kinds of support. One of the easiest and most helpful things you can do to support someone with HIV is to help destigmatize it. Knowing the facts about infection, treatment, and health are simple ways to remove the ...