Susie vs. The Genie Bra

Don’t get me wrong, the Genie bra is a wonderful invention. There are no snaps, no hooks. They fit multiple cup sizes and they actually do a nice job of fitting The Girls. (Yes, that’s a cutesy euphemism for breasts. Sue me.) The material is lighter than that of a sports bra, so it’s cool enough…

Mothers, What Are Your Children Doing?

Saturday Aaron went to the local skating rink with friends. I waited in the car while Jim went in to pay. What do I see, but a young pre- or barely-teen girl walking in with a shirt with a profane message on it. I was shocked. I wasn’t so shocked when she followed Jim back…

No Means No…Period

An incident in Texas is getting a lot of press. The gang rape of an 11-year old isn’t causing an outrage because of the terrible thing that happened to the victim. Instead, the New York post ran an article suggesting the girl asked for it: Author James C. McKinley Jr. shows his true colors when…

Weird is Good

This blog is dedicated to my Twitter son, Andrew! Long ago I worked with teenagers. One of my duties was to run an after-school program that students attended as an alternative to suspension. We talked. Did feeling exercises. Over the course of the week, some of us bonded. I remember one boy–everything except his name–who…