The Burden of Entitlement

I walk during my lunch break at work.  Lately I’ve taken to walking the part of The Trail of Tears that runs in downtown Nashville. A portion of that trail is two blocks away from the high-rise named for the president who forced their march. I try to get in touch with what it must have been […]

It’s Not Fair!

As I was reading this morning’s latest news, I saw all this: Nicole Arbour goes viral shaming fat people. Hundreds of people turn out to celebrate KY bigot Kim Davis’ release from jail. The lion-killing dentist is back at work and more media types showed up than protesters. A survey shows that most of us believe […]

The Rewards of a Difficult Job

To some, the work of a child abuse investigator can seem filled with misery and despair. It’s true that it’s pretty dark when you’re up to your elbows in a sex abuse case. But there is also much joy to experience in this line of work, if only you look for it. Many of the families I […]