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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...]

Another Newspaper Shake-down

O

  I grew up in a home absent of newspapers. Oh, to be sure, my mother was a reader. She kept stacks of books beside her bed and piles of magazines throughout the house. Not the highbrow sort of reading found in Vogue or The New Yorker. Mama was reading Valley of the Dolls, the [Read More...]

When the abuser is your coach

Rice

  I just don’t get it.  It isn’t like technology is a new thing. We’ve been on camera since 7-Eleven put in Slurpee machines. Somebody is filming you most everywhere you go nowadays. Everybody has a smart phone. If you haven’t figured it out by now, if you act up, chances are you will be an overnight [Read More...]


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