Posts tagged "violence"

The groping and the boy across the hall

The year was 1986. I was 18 years old, a senior in high school, on spring break with 10 of my friends. It happened sometime between 5 and 9 pm. Our Ft. Lauderdale hotel was cheap, filled with other spring breakers just like us, room after room of young, hormonal bodies. We’d pooled our hard-earned... Read more »

Gun Play In Preschool: Addressing Violence With Young Children

Gun Play In Preschool: Addressing Violence With Young Children
This column, about gun play in preschool, first appeared in Evanston, Illinois on Patch.com, November 25, 2013. If you read only one paragraph in this column, please read the last one and share it with anyone you know who hopes to put a stop to gun violence. On November 17th, I received this Facebook message... Read more »

Following Dajae Coleman's Death, It's Time To Wake the F*ck Up, America

Following Dajae Coleman's Death, It's Time To Wake the F*ck Up, America
Spend a little time on the US Census Bureau website and you’ll find that, statistically speaking, the population of Evanston, Illinois, is  quite similar to the overall population of the United States of America. Aside from Evanston’s higher-than-average population density, this suburb north of Chicago reflects the racial and socioeconomic makeup of our nation —... Read more »
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I Took My Eight-Year-Old To See The Hunger Games

I Took My Eight-Year-Old To See The Hunger Games
I did it. I took my eight-year-old son to see The Hunger Games movie. I hadn’t even read the book, nor had he. I don’t think Mary Pols of Time.com would approve. And no, I’m not clueless: I knew the story was about a group of children selected to fight to the death, leaving one... Read more »
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