• Exceptions for Racists

    Exceptions for Racists

    [caption id="attachment_4303" align="aligncenter" width="1000"] Photo Credit Anshu Agarwal[/caption] Did you see the video or read the story of the woman in West Virginia who was eating at a Mexican restaurant and launching into a tirade at the Spanish-speaking employee? “English is our first language so[..]
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  • Grace: An Act of Redemption

    Grace: An Act of Redemption

    Almost every week since the book Karly Sheehan was published, I receive emails or notes from readers. Some are from people who knew Karly's mother.Some are from those who knew her dad. But the vast majority are from those who didn't know either parent, but[..]
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  • The Deceit of Patriarchy

    The Deceit of Patriarchy

    Before the Minister of Youth was convicted of sexually assaulting a woman in his church in 2013, his criminal history included several drug and traffic charges as well as an assault with intent to kill in July 2001. Did you grasp that last part? Assault[..]
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  • Cozy Up, Friends

    Cozy Up, Friends

      When I married my husband I had no idea that the county he was from would freeze in the winter. Our first date was in February. We got engaged in March and married in August. So I had only ever been to the Northeastern[..]
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  • The Abortion I Don’t Regret

    The Abortion I Don’t Regret

    There are things I regret as I look back over my life, having an abortion is no longer one of them. This month marks the 45th anniversary of the day I checked into the Medical Center in my hometown of Columbus, Georgia, for a three[..]
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  • Meghan McCain has a Mean Girl Problem

    Meghan McCain has a Mean Girl Problem

      Meghan McCain has a jealousy problem. Sadly, it is turning her into one of those mean girls we all left behind back in junior high. It's painful to watch McCain who vacillates between being the "jealous mean girl" and the "we are all better than our[..]
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  • The Female Criminals in the Family

    The Female Criminals in the Family

    The boy, who is somewhat of an expert in tracking down records, sent me a copy of the 1930 Census last night. He included this note: Your Aunt Cil was a jailbird that day. It is hardly headline news to anyone that our family's ancestry[..]
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  • Our People

    Our People

      I just got off the phone with our son. Stephan is living in Columbus, Georgia, the town I grew up in. Of all the people I expected to live in Georgia, I never expected it to be our son. But as Mary Engelbreit so[..]
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  • Trump is not a Motherfucker, far as we know

    Trump is not a Motherfucker, far as we know

    Many right-wing evangelicals have their shorts stuffed up their craws upon learning that one new Congressional Congresswoman danced on a rooftop (while in college), fully clothed, while another Congressional Congresswoman declared in a victory speech that she, along with others, would "impeach that Motherfucker." Asked[..]
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