In the wake of human tragedy

Shelf Awareness A Silence of Mockingbirds: The Memoir of a Murder by Karen Spears Zacharias In the era of Nancy Grace, calling for vengeance for the murder of children has become a kind of pornography. But the literary merits of A Silence of Mockingbirds, a memoir by former crime reporter Karen Spears Zacharias, outweigh any prurient [Read More...]

The Hope of Adele

I was in a public place recently and heard an older gentleman tell a joke about a 30-something woman who was despairing over not being married. Such jokes don’t amuse me — it doesn’t matter if the women are portrayed as single, pregnant, want-to-be pregnant, divorced, blonde, anorexic, fat, or grannies — especially when it’s [Read More...]

A Serial Husband: New(t)s or Gossip?

U.S. Republican presidential candidate former U.S. House Speaker Gingrich covers his face with his hands in Manchester

President Obama may be more of a plodder than a doer when it comes to his leadership style, but you have to hand it to him, Obama is no gossip-monger. (Donald Trump take note). Did you catch any of the Barbara Walter’s interview with the Obamas, leading into the holiday weekend? Babs asked Obama what [Read More...]


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