George Floyd justice and policing act must become law

March 3rd. That’s when the House passed the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act. If approved by…

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His kid wants allowance for chores

Dear Housewife: Is it ok to tie allowance amounts to chores? – Allowance for chores Dear Allowance for…

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Was King’s I have a dream speech enough?

ON APRIL 3, 1963, Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. stood in the pulpit of Mason Temple…

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Booklist: Pipe Dream is Powerful

PIPE DREAM, my first novel, came out of the pain of a real life struggle with addiction….

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NPR features The Last Confession

WHEN NPR’s David Green traveled to Philadelphia to interview me for an international series called Crime In…

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The road to hell is paved with apple fritters

Not only did the Amish women have sticky buns. They had chocolate-covered bacon, homemade ice cream and hand-rolled pretzels. They had a candy store, a petting zoo and carriage rides. But, beyond those wholesome attractions, they had the mother of all temptations: doughnuts.

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After spaying, time to pick up Styx

It was May 2011, and my kids snookered me into breaking my no-pet rule to let them have tadpoles. For those who’ve never watched the Discovery Channel, tadpoles are baby frogs. They look like black sperm.

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