Is a Trump supporter taking #BlackLivesMatter signs from a Hartford church?

For the 12th time since August, someone has taken a #BlackLivesMatter sign from the lawn of the Unitarian Society of Hartford (USH) (that’s the building, above), but this time, they replaced it with a “Trump for President” sign. The church’s response? From a press release: “Our faith calls us to build the Beloved Community, and rather than …

Pray for me, won’t you?

Tomorrow, I’m giving the Cremins Lecture at University of Hartford, which is an honor and I’d be over the moon  to be asked if I wasn’t so damn nervous. I’m not usually nervous. Give me a mic and I’m happy as a clam, but this time, I’ve agreed to talk about Frog Hollow, as in …

In which I love my life and you should, too

Remind me the next time I start whining (and I will whine eventually) about what an awesome day was March 26, 2015 — not because of any earth-shattering moment, but because of a zillion little ones. Yesterday, I * Gave an early-morning talk about Isabella Beecher Hooker to a women’s breakfast hosted by a white-shoe …

Are women’s rights really human rights?

Come to a Salon at Stowe at 5 p.m. this Thursday at the Harriet Beecher Stowe Center at 77 Forest St. in Hartford. I’ll be there, as will be: Carolyn M. Treiss, executive director of Connecticut’s Permanent Commission on the Status of Women Kyle Turner, student at University of Hartford C’mon. There’s food. There’s conversation. …

Are you there, God? Judy Blume’s speaking in Hartford

The much-loved writer who got many an adolescent through a dark and lonely night will deliver The Clemens Lecture to benefit The Mark Twain House & Museum at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the Lincoln Theater, University of Hartford, 200 Bloomfield Avenue, West Hartford. The event will be a conversation with the audience moderated by Julie …