February 22, 2018
On March 24, 1998, I listened to an answering machine message from my sister that simply said, "Mom is OK. Turn on CNN." I ran to the television and immediately knew my mom was fine because it was her voice coming out of the speaker. There had been a school shooting in Arkansas. In my hometown. /more/

The other

February 8, 2018
"Those are devil worshippers out there," a boy at church told us one night as we watched the fires in the rice fields near the old Bono Church of Christ. /more/

The future

January 25, 2018
On Saturday, thousands of women in Arkansas and millions across the country rallied and marched just as we did last January. In 2017, we marched in anticipation of bad things to come. In 2018, we marched in response. This year, we were louder, we were more unified and we were angrier. /more/

On Oprah

January 11, 2018
I woke up Monday singing, "I'm Every Woman," the Chaka Kahn song that served as the theme to "The Oprah Winfrey Show" in the early 1990s. After Winfrey's Sunday night speech at the Golden Globes, I, like many women, was moved and motivated. /more/

A fresh start

January 4, 2018
For much of my adult life, I've tried to eat black-eyed peas and greens every New Year's Day, worrying that if I didn't, the year would be just awful. I've made resolutions. I've sworn off fast food. I've pledged to go to the gym three times a week. /more/


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