Sometimes I write about random things on my mind or in the news.
If everyone has a fair chance at education, you ask, who’s going to do the menial, yet necessary, jobs? Teenagers, of course! (Think character and skills building.)Continue reading →
Here in the DC region and neighboring states, we’ve been commemorating the sesquicentennial of the Civil War for the past four years. Within a 150-mile radius lie several notable sites: Harpers Ferry, where John Brown stormed the federal armory 2 … Continue reading →
“What time do you call this?” my husband asked when I crawled into bed at 12:30 AM. I tried to be as quiet as possible, to not wake him. Having to report to work by 7 AM, he gets ugly … Continue reading →
When I’m elected Benevolent Dictator of the Universe, my first official act will be to abolish daylight saving time. To appease all you morning-haters moaning about the sun waking you up too early, as goodwill gesture, I would distribute eyeshades … Continue reading →
Ever since earning a master’s in journalism in 1994, I’ve struggled with whether hate speech is—or should be—protected under the First Amendment. For me, protection of hate speech has never been so black and white as it seems to be … Continue reading →
Pity the poor Granthams. Yes, I know, it’s easy to make sarcastic fun of their problems: the common Irish son-in-law who fancies a mere school teacher with a mind of her own; the brooding, and unmarriageable, daughter who can’t seem … Continue reading →
As a writer and an American citizen, I strongly support freedom of expression. I support a person’s right to submerge a cross in a jar of urine and call it art. I support peoples’ right to gather in protest or … Continue reading →