I was honored to deliver this eulogy in remembrance of incredible artist and even more incredible person, Al Nelson, who I've been blessed to know most of my life. Many people who meet me now are surprised to learn that I was raised in this church. I noticed surprised looks as if they’re thinking, 'hmm. … Continue reading Remembering Al Nelson
Daunte Wright was killed by police in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota. Kimberly Potter, the police officer responsible for his death, reportedly meant to tase the 20-year-old Black father, but confused her taser with her gun and shot him instead, even saying, "Oh shit. I just shot him."Now, before the police apologists come out saying Wright had … Continue reading Use Your Karen-Power to Police the Police.
https://twitter.com/AuthorFarrah/status/1273260093606449152?s=20 All eyes are on Louisville after Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron announced only one officer, Brett Hankison, would be charged with Wanton Endangerment and not for the killing of Breonna Taylor, but for shooting at her apartment complex like Yosemite Sam.For perspective, Wanton Endangerment is a class D felony. Eighty-seven protestors were arrested and … Continue reading If You Douse Louisville with Enough Gasoline, Someone’s Going to Light a Match.
My husband interrupted my Saturday afternoon of chasing toddlers and landscaping to alert me that our congressman, Trey Hollingsworth, had just knocked on our door. Hollingsworth has never held a town hall and has not been readily available to speak with his constituents. He’s like a congressional Bigfoot I had never sighted. Although my hair was a … Continue reading I Confronted My Congressman About His NRA Support.
If you happened to have just recently risen from a coma… do I have some news for you. In the past few years, things have gone absolutely batshit crazy here in the good ol’ U S of A. The president of the United States is Donald Trump. Yes, this fucking guy. And Donald Trump has said … Continue reading This is Being Recorded.
The mass shooting in Parkland, Fl. rekindled the ongoing debate in our country regarding gun violence and mass shootings. Parents are scared. Students are furious. NRA members are defensive. Everyone has ideas to save us from ourselves. But of all the proposed solutions — gun control, security measures, common sense reform — one of the most American solutions to … Continue reading What We’re Really Asking Teachers to Carry
The Twitterverse and political blogs are buzzing with the latest example of First Lady of the United States Melania Trump appearing to be as exasperated with her husband as most Americans are. If you missed it, as the Trumps exited the Tel Aviv tarmac, Donald Trump reaches a hand back for Melania to hold. Without … Continue reading Melania Trump Summed Up Her Tragic Marriage in One Response
I connected with Sarah on Twitter after I wrote The 10 Things Parents of Children with Cancer Want You to Know for the Huffington Post. I loved her story and thought it would be perfect for children touched by cancer. I have no commercial investment or benefit in Sarah's book. At 33, Sarah Josefsberg was vibrant, healthy … Continue reading Rosie the Rabbit Helps Others Talk about Cancer.
I read Tobin's spectacular article, My Son Is a Gifted Program Reject, and I'm OK With That on Scary Mommy and loved it. I found more of Tobin's work on his blog and soon discovered he's not only wicked funny, I also found his perspective on parenting to be refreshing and insightful. From tackling difficult topics to the logistics of … Continue reading 10 Ways Parents are Dirty Liars.
The obvious question I've been asked when someone learns I'm attending the Women's March on Washington is "why?" Why would hop on a bus, presumably crammed with estrogen fueled feminists for an uncomfortable 12 hour ride (each way) only to attend the Women's March? What could I possibly care about that would possess me to … Continue reading The Women’s March is So Much More Than a Trump Protest.