I have a dear friend. Perhaps I must say that I had a dear friend. At this point I know not. I may never know how my cell phone, which was laying on my coffee table, turned on and dialed Jan. Jan then heard a lengthy conversation that I was […]
Author: Katie Hiener
Genocide: How Can We Claim Abortion is Anything Other Than That?
The pecan-size heart beats irregularly. It can be see through translucent skin. A tiny fist opens and closes spasmodically. Then, like the proverbial Thanksgiving turkey, Baby A is carved into anatomically correct pieces. Preserved is a liver here, a brain there. With limbs, spleen and kidneys, all are packaged, labeled […]
An Ode to Pets: They Are Family, Too!
Hannah, a Jack Russell Terrier, was not only a ‘man’s best friend,’ she was a family member. “Hannah” was my son’s first word, his cuddly buddy and a protector from all that goes bump in the night. My son, at age 8, had to say, “Godspeed’ to his dear buddy […]
Carrots And A Pack of Cigarettes: A Lesson On Homelessness
[nextpage title=”Page 1″ ] Yesterday, I behaved totally out of character. I live in a quaint New England town with cobblestone walk ways on Main Street and an acre lot in the middle of it all known as “The Green.” The Green sports a gazebo, fir trees along the edge, […]
Kids Say the Darndest, Most Hilariously Embarrassing Things
[nextpage title=”Page 1″ ] Eons ago, when I was a young mom, I began collecting humorous stories from the mouths of babes. Please join me as I share several: J.J. and the Fancy Lady J.J. was 3 years old. Held in the arms of his father while in line at […]
Pampered Pink Poodles, or Why QVC is the Devil
[nextpage title=”Page 1″ ] Decisions, decisions… There is a reversible skirt should I “need to go from the office to a gala event.” Or I’m considering the underwater camera should I be “visiting the Caribbean.” My television pals are hosts Pam, Jill and Don*. Pam is pregnant, Jill is engaged, […]