The Death of Miriam Carey: An Unnecessary Cruelty

There will be a lot of people who disagree with me. I don’t mind. Disagreement is part of a healthy dialogue. I have said it a gazillion times before and I’ll reiterate it now — I never, ever want to live in the place where everyone thinks the same way. Disclaimer out of the way, [Read More…]

Can I have this dance?

Friends: Will you allow me to share a bit of happiness with you today? Many of you have been on this long journey with me as a writer. You’ve been so good to me over the years that I simply want to have you dance with me briefly. It’s a scary thing for a writer [Read More…]

Not a tool of God

  I never know what to say when they say it to me. Usually I just sit there, my stomach churning, my spirit bouncing off my insides like a squash ball. Karly Sheehan would turn ten today, if she had lived. But she didn’t. She died. Murdered by a man so big and so mean [Read More…]