Bill Cosby Doesn't Need To Speak

 Bill Cosby is a veteran, actor, comedian, activist, philanthropist, recording artist, television producer, author, husband and father. A man whose professional career was built on voice and language has been rendered speechless.Fourteen women have accused him of rape. Fourteen women have similar narratives that include being drugged and raped by him. Fourteen women can't be a coincidence....more

Should a Mother Lose her Child because of One Mistake?

Close your eyes and imagine this:Imagine that your beloved father dies suddenly and in your grief, you make a mistake. You drink too much and sleep with an old friend.Imagine that you become pregnant form this and, understandable, your significant other of 7 years is upset, but you really want this baby. You feel it is the last piece of your father coming though and you want to name this baby after him....more
Please, please, please, give this baby back. You know it is the right thing to do but someone in ...more

My Open Letter to NFL Commissioner Goodell

     Dear Commissioner Goodell,In your press conference today, you mentioned over and over again the fact that you, and the NFL need help. Specifically, that you need expert advice on the organization's conduct policy.As a professional in student conduct, but really more so as a human being with basic where-with-all, my advice is simple:...more

3 Keys to The Success of Serena Williams

Serena Williams is, without a doubt, one of the greatest tennis players of our time. In fact, some will contend that Serena's greatness goes beyond the tennis court. To this point, Ian Crouch recently wrote a post for The New Yorkerwhere he presents the argument that Serena is the greatest American athlete. While Crouch's opinion is debatable, Serena's distinction is undeniable....more

Why The Ravens Should Have Kept Ray Rice

I am a resident and native of Baltimore, MD. Baltimoreans love, love, love their football team–The Ravens. I live just a few stop signs away from the Ravens headquarters. And you best believe that my neighborhood bleeds purple and black....more

Take off my left shoe? My foot!

I cannot believe that professionals are writing stories with tips and products are being made to help people remember that they have a child in the back seat of the car. If you cannot remember on your own that your child is in the car than you should not be driving at all.  Take your left shoe off and put it in the backseat so that when you reach your destination you remember to get it (and your child) from the back....more

Puppy Bowl, Kitten Bowl and Other Big Game Alternatives

Sunday is the big game, and many Americans are excited about the players, the game, Peyton Manning, buffalo wings, chili con queso, the frigid weather, and the commercials.  Show of hands here? Am I the only person in the world who could give a rat’s patootie about the NFL Super Bowl game? I speak blasphemously, but the only thing I care less about than the NFL is college football.  (There’s a backstory here that involves years of Big Ten rivalries, cold weather, insane over-the-top fans, but I’ll leave that for another day.) ...more

Why Kids Should Eat in Restaurants, Just Maybe Not Alinea

Alinea chef Grant Achatz stirred up a lot of controversy, with his tweet about a crying baby. Do you think babies should be at a Michelin-starred restaurant?...more
There are some very good points below, but some of these points I have to wonder.  Who said the ...more

Stores Will Be Open Round the Clock, But I Won't Be Shopping

Were you the secret winner of the huge Mega-Millions lottery haul? If you need extra shopping time before Christmas,  many national stores are offering overnight and extended hours through the 25th. Online retailers are also putting on the dog for customers with a barrage of e-mail specials.Brad Tuttle reports in Time: ...more
carynstat Caryn, your point is well made. I worked in hospitals for twenty years, and I ...more

Santa and The Great Race Debate

Well, according to David Sedaris, in some countries Santa (St. Nicholas) has 6-8 black men to ...more