Author: Karen Spears Zacharias

  • 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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  • What Tests Don’t Get Right

    What Tests Don’t Get Right

        [caption id="attachment_4248" align="aligncenter" width="756"] photo by William Gedney[/caption] Did you read the story about the Florida honors student who is considering suing the Education Testing Service? Kamilah Campbell wasn't satisfied with her first SAT score of 900, so the B-average student hired a tutor,[..]
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  • Missing Yesterday

    Missing Yesterday

    A young lad lay in his bed whimpering when he was supposed to be sleeping. His momma, who had read him storybooks and tucked him in, had thought he was sound asleep until she heard his muffled cries. She eased her way back into the[..]
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  • Dare to Be Happy

    Dare to Be Happy

    In a quiet place in my kitchen hangs a chalkboard. I walk by it a gazillion times a day, going to the garage, going to get a broom, going to feed the dogs a treat. I don't read the words on the board everytime I[..]
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  • So You Want to be Admired

    So You Want to be Admired

    I asked my friends why they thought Michelle Obama was selected as the Most Admired Woman in America. They listed for me all the reasons they admired her: She's nice She's classy She's kind She's smart She's compassionate She's authentic She loves her family She's[..]
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  • Don’t Call It Dementia

    Don’t Call It Dementia

      When I showed up at pre-school yesterday afternoon, the Bean dropped his toys and literally ran across the room and jumped into my arms. He had not been expecting me. The run was his exclamation of delight. Don't you wish everyone would greet us[..]
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