Ladies, Please Don’t Be Like Ashley Judd

Living in Mexico, I remember sticking out like a sore thumb. Blonde hair, blue eyes, VERY white—I was the epitome of obvious. I didn’t have a car, so to attend school (and later on teach preschool) I was often walking miles at a time or taking buses. That meant that for significant periods of the…

Venezuela’s Hell: Could It Happen Here?

I want to challenge you.   Could the United States—the beacon of freedom, economic and military superpower, and perhaps history’s greatest anomaly—ever fall as far as Venezuela?   Before we get back to that, let me give you a brief crash course in what South American friends are currently enjoying. There’s no food. Imagine being so…

Dear Unborn Child: Yes, You Have A Gender

Dear Unborn Child of Mine: We’ve been waiting for this moment ever since the day we saw those beautiful pink lines.  In just two weeks we’ll walk into the doctor’s office to see your ultrasound that’ll answer the big question: whether you’re a boy or a girl. Yet today, an increasing number of people believe…

End of Watch: Dying on the Thin Blue Line

My daughter’s favorite movie is Disney’s “The Jungle Book” –and she absolutely adores Baloo the bear. In the next to last scene, everyone thinks Baloo’s been killed by Sher Khan the tiger in an effort to save the man cub Mowgli. As Mowgli realizes what’s just happened, Bagheera the panther comforts him:  “Now, now,” says…

Black on Blue: The Numbers (7/6/2017)

I’ve been posting a graphic like this since this past year. (Here’s a refresher in case you missed the last four graphs.) Why? Because the numbers simply do not support the narrative that cops are targeting and needlessly killing African Americans en masse. And you’re not hearing this anywhere. But don’t let me sway you –…