A Very Unfortunate Situation

      I saw something on the news a couple of days ago that I can't get out of my head.  I have had a bad taste of our justice system and know first hand that common sense isn't always a part of the process.  I realize there are rules and laws and it doesn't leave room for much in the way of exceptions and special circumstances, but it should.  Making an example out of a situation isn't always in the best interest of the person being made an example of....more
I agree whole heartedly. Our criminal justice system is there to punish those that break the ... more

The Media Makes Me Sick - Looking at you E!

For those of you who don't indulge in celebrity news, allow me to bring you up to date on a little something currently brewing. Simon Cowell, former host of American Idol, recently found out that he is going to be a father. The mother, Lauren Silverman, is currently married to Cowell's friend.Needless to say, the media jumped all over this delicious scandal. The next logical step was to find out what kind of shady background they could dig up on Silverman, cause, you know, she obviously did this all on her own. AHEM....more
I find it sad and annoyed that they reported it in the first place. I think it is ridiculous ... more

Is my spouse verbally abusive or controlling? I've reached the end of my rope.

After this weekend I decided it might help me if I started sharing the things my other half says to me that I question whether or not are abusive and/or controlling.  It’s really hard because he does have some good qualities and I tend, at times, to let those overshadow what I suspect are the not-so-good qualities.  I’m made to think that these things happen because of me.  In fact, I’ve been told “if you would just listen to what I tell you” or “if you would do what I tell you” or (and this one makes the hair stand up on the back of my neck) “if you wouldn’t talk back all th...more
Your story is so much like mine. If you look up "narcissistic" in the dictionary , you have my ... more

In Defense of Non-Custodial Mothers

Recently, The Huffington Post ran an article that featured a mother's regret for leaving her children with their father post-divorce. She explained that the divorce left her feeling emotionally and psychologically fragile and she chose to live with relatives for a few years in order to regroup. She went on to explain that she regretted the decision, but it was the best one she had at time. ...more
I have always said that you cannot judge someone unless you have been in that persons shoes. I ... more

What's Your Favorite Funny Childhood Memory?

In between laughing at Jenny Lawson's recounting of her childhood memories in her memoir, Let's Pretend This Never Happened, I found myself comparing it to my own childhood. We didn't have raccoons in the bathtub, but my uncle totally had a raccoon for awhile. Alas, no one thought to make it jams. It did make me remember a few other childhood memories, particularly those involving wild animals....more
I was about 10 yrs and my friend and I were out jumping in puddles right after a major storm. ... more