Doing Your Best Brings Out the Best in You

What do you call a doctor who graduated from medical school with a “C” average?  The answer is “Doctor”. This joke was told during a gathering at my house for which my kids were present.  I got defensive during the conversation because I place a great deal of emphasis on my children maintaining their grades. […]

Our Titles in Life and how they Intertwine

*Published in the Sun-Times Beacon News in May 2014 There are two titles in this life of which I am most proud:  mother and police officer. These two roles may appear to be mutually exclusive. But for me, they began to intertwine from the moment my first child was born in 1998. As a young […]