Someone gave my husband a weird look

Reading time: 1 min. Kyle and I don’t get a lot of weird looks. Or hostile looks. But someone gave him a weird look this past Christmas Day. We went to the retirement home where my mother lives to have Christmas dinner. They serve a nice meal – and I don’t have to...

Why I can Laugh at a Traffic Stop

Stop in the Dark Reading time:  7 min. Last Wednesday, I got pulled over for making an illegal U-turn. As I drove away after, ticketless, I laughed at myself. I also reminded myself that I have the privilege of laughing after a traffic stop, because I’m a white woman....

Who do you assume might be Irish?

Reading time:  3 min. Last Saturday, at the YMCA where I go to swim, there was a flyer on the front counter. It advertised the Fifth Annual Black Irish St. Patrick’s Day Heritage Celebration. Now, I was confused, because there is this term “black Irish,” which –...

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