Mother Steel & Marlo Thomas

Marlo Thomas

  I worry that we have only changed out addictions. Traded in the packs of smokes for boxes of nicotine gum and increasingly larger doses of morphine that appears to offer very little pain relief. I fight this urge to walk up to completely random people and lecture them about the evils of smoking. I [Read More...]

Oprah Smoking?

Oprah

Have you seen this photo of Oprah smoking? She sent it out by tweet to her gazillion followers, along with this statement: And THAT’s a Wrap! Terrance Howard and me in our goodbye “love scene”. Thanks Lee Daniels for the great experience. #theButler Most of the media response to Oprah’s tweet focuses on the fact [Read More...]

Praying for Miracles

Mama with Mannie and Nicole Barnes in Landon's room.

  Back in my reporting days I did a story about miracles and the people who believe in them. A neighbor woman, who had been suffering from cancer, got a clean bill of health, an answer to prayer, she said. In preparation to write that story I interviewed her doctor. “This is no miracle,” he [Read More...]


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