Author: Spunky

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NZ Introduces Conversion Practices Prohibition Bill

New Zealand has introduced a bill aimed at stopping “conversion practices”; i.e. forcing individuals into programs and practices that “seek to change or supress a person’s sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.”  This bill...

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Book Review: Becoming a Present Parent

A few years ago, at a work conference, I was privileged to attend a seminar on how to maintain self-improvement throughout your career and throughout your life. There were a dozen wonderful recommendations- many...

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Child Marriages Increase During Pandemic

COVID is hard on everyone– especially girls who may be forced into child marriage as a way to finance their families when parents lose employment.  This is a reminder that global post-pandemic recovery is...

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We Are All Enlisted

It was not my customary weaponry, but it was familiar enough. Shears sharpened and cannon loaded with a fresh needle, I was ready. The instructions were clear and simple, but I still double checked...