A mostly cool mom left an open mic night at a rock school with her 6-year-old son and plenty of questions.
Some praise just seems phony and manipulative.
“Where are you going to college?”
The anti-Semitic slayings in Overland Park are yet the latest example of domestic terrorism being a function of the extreme right. My heart goes out to the victims and their families.
A million hearts ache for your loss, weeping together, and we hug our loved ones tighter in your son’s memory.
Petey is a little white and black stray cat who, in one of the more unorthodox adoptions in the annals of pet rescue, last week was neutered, vaccinated and checked over.
It has been a long journey for Obamacare, but a train wreck it is not. The no prisoners taken, no quarters given fight may have been worth it, although the nation’s other business has been stiffed by the Republicans’ monomania for three years.
Seat belts don't prevent all car-related deaths. But they certainly help.
Thank you, Cokie Roberts: My 8-year-old is now a feminist.
The question would nag at me usually as I drove to yet another horribly written, kid-targeted movie knowing that the most I’d get out of it is an outing with my child, a bucket of popcorn and a little nap in a dark theater: When do their tastes meet mine?
Community service from elementary to high school is, in some cases, a cutthroat competition.
About 10 years ago, former Vice President Al Gore stated that “in 10 years, there will be no snow on Kilimanjaro.” Actually, there is snow on Kilimanjaro at this time, and it is apparently slowly increasing.
In about a week, my son and I will head north and east to make a film about a touching relationship. It’s a music video for the song “Major Williams’ Mule,” which is drawn from a hobo stew of fact, imagination and a writer’s affection.
There’s hard luck and then there’s Camden hard luck. With fewer than 200 people and about as many buildings that need serious attention, this Missouri town has endured losing a state highway, its public school and a vibrant riverfront to time.
It is beyond ludicrous to blame an entire race for the misbehavior of a few. Would we say the country should get rid of Europeans after rich kids trash a mansion?
Russia scuttles an old destroyer blocking a harbor in the Ukraine, which prevents the Ukrainian navy from entering the Black Sea. How is that not an “act of war”?
Missouri state Sen. Wayne Wallingford, a Cape Girardeau Republican, has a bill that would give a person the right to refuse service as long as he was “substantially motivated by religious belief.”
He didn’t look Jewish. Not with his perfect pug nose, electric blue eyes and a boyish spit curl that suggested Anglo as well as Saxon. His social circle didn’t give it away either: Lois Lane and even Lex Luthor were, like him, more Midwest mainstream than East Coast ethnic. The surest sign that Clark Kent was no Semite came when the bespectacled everyman donned royal blue tights and a furling red cape to transform into a Superman with rippling muscles and magnifying superpowers. Who ever heard of a Jewish strongman?
Its a surreal feeling to know you are about to see another person die. Whether you believe capital punishment is well-deserved justice or state-sanctioned murder, it is a difficult act to witness.
I believe that removing Bishop Robert Finn from his diocesan duty will not solve the problems we’re having today. How do we know that his successor would better handle the lawsuits he’d certainly inherit, without mentioning the funds the diocese spent in legal fees and punitive damages?
Here are a few facts most people don’t realize when they sign up for Obamacare:
Clay Chastain is again in the news about a light-rail plan he campaigned for years ago and still persists like a madness, like a carnival of mystic pursuit, like a sinister merry-go-round of ghost horses, like that dream that makes for a restless nightmare in the middle of the night.
Going eye-to-eye with a possum, a citfied dimwit tries mightily to protect the chicken coop. Then he calls Granny.
Our children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren will be the recipients of a national debt enormous in size, which will cause sadness and harm if we don’t act. Our U.S. government needs to take helpful action.
Pure partisanship on the part of Republican members of the House of Representatives is a categorical example of abuse of power while they accuse that of President Barack Obama.