Millennials Abandoning Obama: Fickle Youth or Something Deeper?


In his latest column, Washington Post’s Dana Milbank lamented that the youth vote, 15 million strong, who swept Obama into office have “abandoned him in his hour of need.”  With ‘his presidency on the line,’ Millennials seem to be turning their collective backs on the President’s health care plan: “The administration announced last week that only 1.08 million people ages 18 to 34 had signed up … [Read more...]

Hoffman, Heroin and Addiction


An excerpt of my guest appearance on The Jerry Doyle Show, as radio talk show host Jerry Doyle and I discuss the shocking death of fellow actor Philip Seymour Hoffman.  With a lot of fingers pointing at Hollywood, it's worth repeating Jerry's words "Addiction knows no zip code ... no race... no gender ... no political affiliation... no profession..." Particularly tragic is the rise in both … [Read more...]

Words To Live By: An Unquenchable Spirit of Adventure…

Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt with Family

“There is no experience from which you can’t learn something. When you stop learning you stop living in any vital and meaningful sense. And the purpose of life, after all, is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experience. … You can do that only if you have curiosity, an unquenchable spirit of adventure…” ~ ~ … [Read more...]

BTSN Features: A GAME OF PROOF by Tim Vicary


"Gripping moral dilemmas in a top-notch crime/legal thriller." Whether British or American, we like to think of our laws and our legal system as the bright moral lines in the sand of our respective communities.  Those clear points where we've collectively agreed thou shalt not cross.  Sure we know no institution is perfect, nor the people within them.  Still we hold firm to our blind conviction … [Read more...]

My Hero’s Footprints


Twelve years ago when I lived amid the hustle and bustle of the city in Phoenix, Arizona, I read an article about a hero in our local newspaper and clipped it out. A woman came home from work, entered her home and walked into her bedroom to change out of her business attire. Her elderly mother was in the next room taking a nap and sleeping through the high volume of the television because of … [Read more...]

Featured Book: BAD LUCK OFFICER by Suzie Ivy


" Ms. Ivy bares and shares it all with humor, passion and candor ... a riveting read " If you love cop shows and cop novels and think the various CSI television series are how law enforcement actually works, then let me introduce you to someone who will set the record straight and tell it like it really is.  Suzie Ivy is a middle-aged mother who,in BAD LUCK CADET, chronicled with gritty humor and … [Read more...]

Featured Book: BAD LUCK CADET by Suzie Ivy

Bad Luck Cadet by Suzie Ivy

We women are routinely underestimated and overlooked by both ourselves and the other half of the human species when it comes to our mental and physical capabilities.  In our youth we strap on our resiliency and bravado to help us face down the prejudices.  By the time we reach middle age, that resiliency and bravado has usually worn pretty thin. And yet the power and strength of middle-aged women … [Read more...]