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Dear Melania

We are watching you now Melania and we want you to know something we all have come to know: Healthy women do not go where they are not wanted.

October 8, 2016 · Leave a comment

Tyson Fury: The One-Two Punch Of Race And Faith

Dislike him, hate him, ridicule him… whatever means of response you might have, no matter how harsh you think it might be, rest assured he does not care in the least for there is nothing Tyson Fury, his family, his extended family, his fellow Roma, his fellow Catholics have not endured for centuries. Nothing.

December 8, 2015 · Leave a comment

Life Lessons From My Dying Dog

Authors Note: An edited version of this piece now appears on the Huffington Post at: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/nancy-kotting/life-lessons-from-my-dying-dog_b_6590340.html My former husband and I spared ourselvesĀ the task of navigating a divorce with children … Continue reading

February 7, 2015 · 2 Comments

Blotter, Beemers and Bras

I have learned that what doesn’t kill you, fills your pen. I have learned to open my mouth and hit the streets when justice calls. I have learned to walk away after the first sentence, in obedience to my own moral compass.

January 30, 2014 · 1 Comment

A Castaway Catholic Christmas

Navigating wine country on Christmas Eve, vineyards fast asleep beneath the downy comfort of a two-foot deep snow, I made my way carefully over the river, though the woods and … Continue reading

December 27, 2013 · Leave a comment

Pope Francis: Does the American Left Have a New Hero?

With Pope Francis’ arrival onto the global stage, political activists in the U.S. are being forced to do something we don’t do very well: shut up and listen. At least when it comes to the Church.

September 26, 2013 · Leave a comment

Easter Stories: A Waitress, Her Lover and A Revolution

Author’s Note: A word of caution to the reader in that this story, based on facts as told by one I will herein refer to as Eva Long, contains some … Continue reading

April 1, 2013 · 1 Comment

Inside Out In Detroit

Detroiters always come home. Living in the city, entrenched in our valiant efforts, we burn out, get angry, say we are done and go to great lengths to put the … Continue reading

March 5, 2013 · Leave a comment

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