Being A Genius Does Not Excuse Raping A Child

Roman Polanski is a genius. No doubt about it. He's even pretty charming, really. It does not change the fact that he entered a plea of GUILTY to "unlawful sex with a child", and can, at least in my mind, be legitimately be called a child-rapist.That is not charming....more

Thanks for those posts Melissa.

This quote attributed to Luc Besson by one of ...more

Jury Overruled! MySpace Mom Acquitted of All Charges

My MySpace profile lists my age as 90. I did this at some point in 2005 to avoid the amount of messages I was receiving from men using the site to find prospective dates. This is my choice, and one that worked very well for me, even if I was, in fact, in direct violation of MySpace's terms of service, which state that all users must submit “truthful and accurate” information about themselves. ...more

This is such an interesting topic to me....I was somewhat torn between each side.  I knew ...more

My childhood affected my future

I am so excited about getting this thats been weighing on my heart for so long, I can't wait to just know how God will use this to help me. I will start from the begining, this story is like many that are kept in secret and never revealed. It hold deep and very dark confessions that I think I was the only one to struggle with and I hope to find light at the end of this dark tunnel that has held me captive ever since I can remember. ...more

How to land

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Lost

This one will take as long as it takes, but it’s important. A few nights ago, my doorbell rang and I opened the door to find a few adults standing there, along with a little girl and a dog. “Do you know who this girl belongs to? I found her wandering by herself by the mailboxes,” one of my neighbors asked. ...more

powerful stuff. she was lucky to go to your house. as I am to read ...more

Spinning

by Jennifer Harvey  A very long time ago, my dad taught me how to throw a spiral football pass. Not a bad thing for a person to know, and not a bad skill for a girl to have in her back pocket, something to pull out when she needs to up her cool chick factor by a few degrees. ...more

Comfort

I took the afghan from the laundry basket where it had waited two days for me to fold it in fourths and put it back on my daughter’s bed. It never feels right in my hands, though - and if it’s possible to have a complicated history with a thing, I do with this afghan. ...more

WHEN AMERICAN KIDS ATTACK THEIR CAREGIVERS

What does an uncontrollable and hot-tempered 4 year old shooting his nanny indicate? Does this imply lack of discipline? Are they turning into monsters? Read the entire discussion HERE  ...more

Why I'd Be A Bad Mother

As the months roll by we've yet to make a decision about whether or not to try to have a baby.  I say "try" because I'll be turning 41 exactly one week from today.  Though everybody tells me they think I'd be a great mother, I have evidence to the contrary.  Here's a post from my personal blog about why I'd be a bad mother. http://www.lamatriarch.com/?p=235   ...more

Nebraska's Abandoned Tweens and Teens: Parents Use Infant Safe Haven Law to Dump Older Children

I have been turning the Nebraska child abandonment cases over in my head since I heard about them last week. First, two children were abandoned--a mother abandoned her 11-year-old son at one Nebraska hospital and an aunt left her 15-year-old nephew at another. Both adults indicated they couldn't handle behavior problems. Next, Gary Staton, widower and father of 10 dropped off nine of his children because he could not afford to care for them any longer and feared they'd become homeless. He said he believed the children would be better off without him. ...more

I think it was possibly the best thing Staton could do if he didn't have lights or running ...more