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Good Riddance to Bad Rubbish: Osama bin Laden

Riot.Jane Everywhere I turned today, people were jubilant that Osama bin Laden is dead.  Watching news footage of the spontaneous crowds that gathered at the White House and in Times Square last night made me queasy.  It made me the

Posted in culture, loss, news

Respecting the Memory of "Us"

When I was younger, the nights were worse than the days.  When I tried to quiet my roiling brain, thoughts of the missing man I loved would poke their snouts into the swirling river of thought commanding my brain.  Every

Posted in loss, love, relationships

Girl Dies by Suicide After Rape-Allegation-Related Terror

A fourteen-year-old Michigan girl died by suicide November 8 after schoolmates bullied her due to a rape allegation involving her and an 18-year-old schoolmate. The only things that are truly clear at this point are: Samantha Kelly, 14, had sex with Joseph

Posted in abuse, culture, loss, moms, news, rape, self-esteem

A Letter to an Old Friend

Writing this is difficult for me . . . Please forgive me if my style is not up to its usual standard. I am having difficulty catching hold of the pieces of plastic lawn furniture blowing around within the squall

Posted in confessions, loss, love, relationships, self-esteem

Mummified Babies Could be Linked to "Peter Pan" Author

On August 17, two women cleaning a storage area in a once-grand 1920s-era Los Angeles apartment building made a surprising discovery: two leather satchels that each contained the mumified remains of a human baby. The remains were wrapped in 1933

Posted in loss, moms, news, parenthood

Jaycee Dugard >shudder< Horror Film?

I was horrified to discover that a low-rent actor/writer/editor/producer by the name of Shane Ryan is planning to make a film about the capture and imprisonment of Jaycee Dugard. That’s right, Ladies, the wonder-boy of such low-class cinematography as: Sex

Posted in abuse, adult, loss, rape

About the Murder of Steve McNair . . .

Quite a while back, an upper-middle-age black gentleman (I’d put him close to 60) and I were chatting at the office about the Michael Vick case, shortly after that story first broke. At one point during the conversation, he stopped,

Posted in loss, relationships

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