Category Archives: Current Events

Public Private Lives

I’m not the type to know much about, or care much about, famous people.  But I care very much about the things that some famous people make.  I love to read.  I love television and movies.  And I need a stronger word than love to describe how I feel about music.  Every once in a […]

Has Donald Trump Ruined The Star-Spangled Banner

A guest post from my mom, Maryann Glotzer: I went to The Hartford Symphony concert Saturday night. It was wonderful featuring some classics and some new music and instruments I’d never seen before. To celebrate some newly minted citizens, including Director Carolyn Kuan, the concert started with The Star-Spangled Banner. I automatically stood as I […]

The Need to Know

On April 10th, 2017, around fifty five million children, from pre-school through high school, went to school. At least one of them didn’t make it home that day. Jonathan Martinez, eight years old, was killed when Cedric Anderson shot him. He shot and killed his wife, Elaine Smith, and wounded another student before killing himself. This appears […]

Y’all Niggas Need to Chill

I have a general rule regarding hot takes: Don’t write them, and don’t respond to them. True, I’ve been guilty of the occasional hot take, but I try to let a news story breathe before I write about it so that my ideas are actually good, instead of half-baked attacks and innuendo. “Half-baked” is exactly how I […]