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What we can do.

This morning, a senseless tragedy occurred in an elementary school in Connecticut. Twenty children and six adults were murdered by a gunman with automatic weapons… kindergartners, teachers, counselors, even the gunman’s mother. This evening, we … Continue reading

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Swords, plowshares, and Facebook.

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Remembering Dianne, and my mom, on election day.

A few years ago, I went to the funeral of Dianne Gilbert, one of the smartest and toughest women I ever met. I didn’t know her as well as I would have liked, but I was there to support her best ??? and my best ??? friend and her husband and children. … Continue reading

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I feel bad about my phone.

A few years ago, Nora Ephron ??? of blessed memory ??? wrote a book called I Feel Bad About My Neck. As I was driving one day, I heard her on NPR reading an excerpt in which she said that her lunch group of “ladies of a certain age” were so fond of ma… Continue reading

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A little sticky.

How is it possible to love this place so much, a place where broken things never seem to get fixed, where order and cleanliness are way down the list of things to worry about, and where you need gills to breathe? But I do…I love New Orleans. I t… Continue reading

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The happiness weapon.

What a great couple of weeks it’s been. Two local moms let their babies die in hot cars. (If you’re looking for the glass to be half full here, you can bail now.) The poor one was arrested, the one with resources wasn’t charged. A local county kno… Continue reading

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There’s no need to fear…

Underdog is here! That was one of my favorite cartoons as a kid???the caped, slightly goofy cartoon dog, changing from a ???humble and lovable Shoeshine Boy??? into a superhero who saves sweet Polly Purebred from the likes of the evil Simon Bar Sinister… Continue reading

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