Archive for January, 2008

There Is No Shame in Surrender

January 29th, 2008

Please listen.
There is no shame in understanding that it’s too much, or in recognizing your limitations.
There is no shame in giving your child up for adoption.
Please don’t let shame be your weakness, or let it decide your child’s fate. Those eyes that surround you, whether at school, at work, or at the family table, cannot [...]

When None of the Power is Yours

January 28th, 2008

I didn’t know my Nana Hlatky very well. She lived in Conneticut, on the other side of the coast, and only came to visit every few years. Still, I felt a connection with her, far more than my sisters did. They couldn’t decipher her accent as well as I could, and none of [...]

Camille Paglia: Tabloid-Style Politics

January 18th, 2008

In her most recent political essay, Camille Paglia exposes readers to a skeletal mindset covered in layers of archaic academia — her own.
In so many ways, Paglia reminds me of Ann Coulter. They are both well-fed media darlings not, it seems, for the depth or truth of anything they might say, but for their [...]

Marion Jones, Meet Halliburton

January 12th, 2008

Olympic medalist Marion Jones was sentenced to six months in jail yesterday on two counts of perjury, after admitting to lying to federal investigators about her steroid use. Following the serving of her sentence, Jones will be on probation for two years and serve 800 hours of community service.
Somehow, I am reminded of Martha [...]