Someone called me a looser yesterday

Someone took the time to copy some of my recent columns for the Courant — along with¬†one from 2012 — and then include a note that asks why the newspaper employs a “looser” like me, and then they sent the packet to me at my university job. They didn’t even bother to find the street …

White people can be unbearably tender

So a friend of mine, the Rev. Dr. Shelley D. Best, posted this selfie on Facebook a few months¬†back: If you can’t read what she wrote to accompany the selfie, it says: In a room full of folks talking about us (and the educational achievement gap) that don’t look like us… hmmmm … I saw …

Read about the ugly plight of an immigrant couple and their CT bakery

I wrote this for Mother Courant. I’ve been eating at this bakery for a year or so now, and one day, when I wasn’t there, the couple told just part of this story to my husband who, of course, came home to tell it to me. And here is where I reveal my utter whiteness: …

RIP Jack Schwarzkopf

Years ago — I don’t remember the date — an older gentleman wrote me a letter. This was while I was still working full-time at the Courant, and he was responding to some things I was writing about marriage equality. The man was in his 80s, he let me know, and he frankly couldn’t see …