As a mother of a boy, I remain terrified

Another tragedy, a massacre orchestrated by a young man who felt entitled and spurned. Another young man who thought women owed him their affection and their bodies by virtue of …

Lighten up: News design, levity, and fighting the impulse to be So Serious

So, wonks and pedants, literalists and newshounds, hear my plea. Give your readers some moments of delight every now and again. And take some time to enjoy that delight yourself. I promise it will not kill you.

This week’s marriage progress

“The desires of adults should not trump the needs of children.” This is the talking point that is bubbling up on the Sunday talk shows right now by the folks …

Twenty empty bedrooms

I’m thinking about those twenty empty bedrooms and I can’t stop crying. ••• My house is empty. Just me and the cats. Everyone told me to come home and hug …

The one about the Weiner

Like everyone else with a functioning limbic system, I am sick of hearing and talking about Anthony Weiner. But this is one of those controversies where so many people seem …

This person apparently does not understand what ‘news’ is

Screencapped from the comments of this story. You didn’t click, did you? What if I said it was a story about a BDSM-fetish B&B in Collierville? Clickadoodledoooo! Anyway, I’m sure …