I just finished reading The Bright Side, written by Red Room Author Max Sindell. It's about surviving and coping with your parent's divorce, which he did as a boy. It's a great read. He uses a direct and compassionate voice to reach his young readers, and it works. In the book he talks about the importance of speaking up if your parents are fighting in front of you, which, of course, is uncomfortable for everyone involved. I know because I am going through a separation/divorce right now. I have realized through reading Max's little book that I need to curb my tongue when my daughter is around. She doesn't need to hear the occasional bickering when her dad comes over to see her. Reading the book has made me more mindful of this. This is the lesson I walked away with from The Bright Side. Now I will have my 13 year-old read it. This book is written for youngsters, but I think adults can glean insight from the valuable lessons it conveys.
My next book: When You Are Engulfed In Flames, by David Sedaris. I'm on page 2 and already cracking up. He's done it again! Did you know there are five-thousand children who are startled to death every year?
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The Separation of Church and State. I was just interviewed by Barry Lynn and was a guest on his radio program Culture Shocks. His organization, Americans...