For years now, researchers have found trace amounts of various pharmaceutical drugs in the Great Lakes and in our drinking water. Pain medicine, birth control and anti-depressants have been found, as well as a host of others.
For six months now, I’ve driven by the crossing guard at Lakeshore Middle School. I drop my son off and then go on my way, sometimes having to stop at the crosswalk where she diligently ensures that the kids are safely and completely across before returning to her position at the curb.
I am a member of C3 Exchange, an alternative spiritual community that attracts many of those who check "none" when the census questionnaire asks for religious affiliation. We recently decided to revisit our organization's vision statement — that short aspirational statement that defines our primary reasons for being.
Now that my daughter's basketball seasons are winding to a close, I'd like to use this space to thank all of their coaches, organizers and referees for volunteering and devoting their time so my girls could have fun and stay active during the long winter months.