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Never has a story so consumed me the way Brock Turner's has. This is why.

The Reason Brock Turner’s Story Has Consumed Me

I don’t remember a time when a story has fully consumed me the way Brock Turner’s story has. Whenever my brain has a free time it defaults to thinking about it. Thinking about the act itself. Thinking about the victim. Thinking about the judge’s verdict. Thinking about the outpouring of righteous anger that has washed […] Read more…

Her Son Had 3 Unexcused Absences So She Got Arrested

Her Son Had 3 Unexcused Absences So She Got Arrested

The day before Mother’s Day, Julie Giles, was presented with a warrant for her arrest. Was it for drugs, theft, murder? No. It was because her son, who is on the honor roll, had missed too many days of school. The Screven County School District allows students to have only six unexcused absences during the […] Read more…

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To the Mother in Baltimore

To the Mother in Baltimore, I saw the video. Everyone has seen the video. Everyone is posting it and tweeting it and talking about it. I want to say thank you for doing your job as a mother and doing it well. When you saw your son taking part in the destruction of a community […] Read more…

New Mom Blog! Platform! Times Are A-Changin’!

Happy Monday, dear readers! I’m equally pleased and anxious to announce a little change on this old blog homestead. It’s still going to be here and it’s still going to be written by me, but the content is changing just a bit. Let me take you behind the curtain… So I’m writing this book. Currently […] Read more…