If Women Ruled: Great Examples Always Have Exception

I’ve had reason over the last couple of weeks to ponder the question: What if women ruled the world? It all began with the film Pray the Devil Back to Hell, which tells the inspiring story of the women of Liberia who stood, quite literally, for peace in their...

Not A Statistic: A Young Life Taken Away Too Soon

I met Gaby Duffy in the summer of 2004 when she came to our annual weeklong family vacation party at Lake LBJ in central Texas. She came with her best friend, Maren Anderson, brought along her ever-present camera and left a trail of sparkly fun in her path. We...

Face in the Crowd: One of the Uninsured Millions

For those of us who live in a world of accessible health care, the phrase “30 million uninsured Americans” does not really compute. It’s fairly easy to assign that statistic to the same space in the brain that holds the amount of the federal deficit,...