Not Today, Night King. Not Today.

SPOILERS BELOW: Women’s roles, in literature and cinema, as well as in life, are more often about mending wounds than inflicting them. But sometimes, just sometimes, popular culture gets it just right. **** Take what I have to say with a grain of salt. I’m not a GoT super fan. I haven’t read the books….

Maybe That’s Your World but it Doesn’t Have to Be Mine

View at Medium.com View at Medium.com Maybe when you were six, skipping rope, a stranger showed you a part of himself you should never have seen. Maybe when you were eleven, one of the uncles who sat around your dinner table touched you in places you didn’t even know you had. Maybe when you were…

No Girls Allowed

This is a story of Sydney Ireland: Scout.  Trustworthy, loyal, helpful, friendly, courteous, kind, obedient, cheerful, thrifty, brave, clean and reverent.  This is the story of Sydney Ireland, scout, who, for the past thirteen years has been working toward the highest recognition conferred in the Boy Scouts of America, the rank of Eagle Scout.  Only…

Girl Magic, Part I

My sons just spent a week dribbling footballs. They tackled, ran, shot on goal. While I watched my own kids, out of the corner of my eye, I was also watching the girls who were there. Some were thin and lanky, all giraffe legs up to their armpits. Many were strong and wide, thighs thick…