Being friends with anyone for 30 years is no easy task - people change, they drift apart, they move on.
One hopes, of course, that a relationship grows and becomes a deep and wonderful marriage and friendship that lasts forever. But that's not always the case.
In my life, there have been people that I was convinced would be around forever, and yet, somehow they managed to drift away after a couple of years. Likewise there have been people who have begun as casual acquaintances but become more important with each passing year.
A lot of people would think I have led this easy kind of charmed life, or maybe even a fairytale in some ways. But it has been anything but that.
All the violence in videos and movies, you can't tell me that that wouldn't influence a disturbed person.
I used to think that divorce meant failure, but now I see it more as a step along the path of self-realization and growth.
I wish I had been a better mother and a more compassionate and understanding wife in both of my marriages.
It bothers me when the Hollywood elite are all so against people having guns and want rigorous gun restrictions.
Young people don't really study the facts; they watch the skewed MSNBC and get a primarily liberal education.