It is perfectly fine that some little boys love construction sites and some little girls love dollhouses, but that doesn't mean we should label their choice and then stop exposing them to different possibilities.
Some people looked at the dress and saw white and gold. Some people looked at the dress and saw blue and black. I looked at the dress and saw 1980s pro wrestling legend Jimmy "Superfly" Snuka. Scientists say it has something to do with the reflection of the light.
Seeing Sandy's damage to so many homes, including my own, got me thinking back over the many years I have been warning that extreme weather would be hitting a neighborhood near me, and near you, and near everyone who inhabits this abused planet.
And who could have imagined a world of "Yes, we can," in which a young-ish African American president gets elected, only to be challenged by those claiming to want to restore some notion of the American dream, complete with a blurring of church and state?
On November 5th, one of these two candidates is going to have to take the devastated, bruised, outraged feelings of millions of Americans and make them believe that they still have a vital voice in this democracy.