Red Faced and Angry: 7 Things the Casey Anthony Trial and Verdict Should Tell You

1. Evil Exists. It always has; it still does. What actually happened to Caylee Anthony is a mystery, but this is not.  A child barely out of infancy lost her life at negligent or murderous hands. Another human being packaged her up and left her body in woods to decompose, and it did. Ravaged by maggots, flies and woodland animals, Caylee was ultimately treated like garbage. Welcome to evil....more

The Trial

Why are we so interested in this chic who killed her daughter or whatever?  Yes I'm deliberately being flippant.  Yes, I understand that it is a heinous crime, but does it say more about us or her that we are obsessed with the DETAILS? ...more

Sorting Through Dirty Laundry Not Ours; What Weiner's Woes Say About Us

This week, in a 30 minute press conference that felt like 30 tortuous hours, New York Congressman Anthony Weiner confessed that the infamous "crotch shot" was indeed his. This after originally lying and suggesting that his email account had been hacked. The Congressman admitted that he had had flirtatious Internet relationships with about six women in which he sent sexually explicit pictures and text messages. Mr....more

and certainly hope that impression was conveyed. This sort of behavior always has difficult and ...more

My Prayer for Hamza…

                So much like my son, my beautiful miracle child, I love him so much… This is completely incomprehensible to me… You know, you give birth to these amazing souls, and watch them, despite being domesticated by society, thrive in the wildness of their beings… Traits of kindness and compassion bursting out despite what they see on video games, domestic violence, TV (in th...more

Why the TSA frisked a 6yr old! Does TSA actually stand for: Totally Senseless Acts?

Today I booked a pair of plane tickets so that my husband and I can attend a family wedding. Pretty routine, right? That’s what I thought too, until I was struck with some unexpected nostalgia upon clicking “Purchase.” You see, it’s been about a year since I last flew. Remember last year at the airport? Ah, how I long for the days of low-tech, metal-detecting wands .  Today's plane passengers are subjected to "enhanced” pat downs and super fancy body scanners that generate semi-erotic images....more

Regarding the death of an angry man

“Peace” by Mariam Askanani on Flickr Last night, we heard the news we’ve been waiting to hear for almost ten years. He’s dead. Immediate reaction? “Finally, the bastard’s dead. Is it Castro’s turn yet?” What do you expect?...more

A Change of Plans

This morning I had planned to start a series of posts answering questions I've received about the blog, winning prizes, samples, etc.  After the news last night, I've decided to postpone them for today and address current events instead.First and foremost, my thoughts go out to the families of the victims of 9-11.  While there is no such thing as complete closure, I hope Osama's death brings them a measure of peace....more

All the News That’s Fit to Bitch About

It has been a banner week in news. Libyan rebels are engaged in a bloody stand-off with their bat-shit dictator, global economies are on the brink of collapse and there’s a school-yard fight going on in our nation’s capital and no one yet knows who is going to lose their lunch money. Yet women have been the focus of headline-making news stories of late and not for the reasons you might think. These three in particular caught my eye.  ...more

When I notice that my pits stink, I bathe.

My husband marvels at my ability to totally ...more

Who Is Steering the Ship?

March 23, 2011 It's the question at the forefront of a lot of minds these days: What's Wrong With Education, and How Do We Fix It? The simple answer to a terribly complex question is there are far too many captains attempting to steer the ship in several directions. Who is the clientele?...more