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Attention Seeking Mom Breastfeeds in Public. Now What?

Attention Seeking Mom Breastfeeds in Public. Now What?

A woman was photographed nursing her baby at a Bernie Sanders rally. She was hungry, the mother told the press, so she fed her. Total bitch, right? Attention whore. Slut. Liberal. I mean — Who does that? Who feeds their hungry baby at a political rally?   Are we for real, people? This notion that women who breastfeed in publicContinue Reading

The Know Betters & Do Betters of Racial Micro-aggressions #1: “Where Are You From?”

The Know Betters & Do Betters of Racial Micro-aggressions #1: “Where Are You From?”

I’m starting a new series. The working title was originally something like, “Seriously! What is Wrong With Me? How Can I Be Such An Ass? I’m a Thinking Human Being Who Parents Haitian Children. There is Simply No Excuse! Do Better, Paula! Do Better! I’m Ashamed of Me!” Too wordy? How about just The Know Betters &Continue Reading

Cancer and the New Normal

Cancer and the New Normal

My mother has Primary Peritoneal Carcinoma, a cancer that is related to ovarian cancer in the same obscure way that practically everyone is related to some uncle of unknown origin who shows up for holiday dinners. After my mother was diagnosed, we repeatedly heard a similar chunk of wisdom from people with less hair than her: “YouContinue Reading

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