If Oprah ever asks what one thing I know…

pumpkin weighs more than karly

She stood across the table from me unable to speak. A catch in her throat, she said. You see, I read your other book, A Silence of Mockingbirds, the one on Karly Sheehan. I started following your blog. It was such a powerful book. Can you tell me, she said, pausing again, tearing up: How [Read More...]

Trayvon Martin: Latest Cause Celibre

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  There are no protesters in the streets here in Kandern, Germany. No one even mentioned the Zimmerman trial at dinner last night, although several did remark on the beauty of the stone church in the valley below. I learned about the non-guilty decision the same way many people learned of it, through the go-to-news [Read More...]

The Worth of a Child

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I visited with a friend recently who told me that he offered a family member a large sum of money if she would only relinquish her parental rights over her two-year old. If I didn’t know this man, didn’t know the situation, I might think that’s about the wildest story ever. But the thing is [Read More...]


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