They arrive anxious for an answer. Or maybe, finally, a sense of peace. They arrive because they haven’t been able to resolve the biggest question of their lives: Do I want to be a parent? And so they come to the California therapy practice of Ann Davidman — by plane, by car, by phone — in the hope that the self-titled “motherhood clarity mentor” might deliver an epiphany.
Next comes a simple instruction: Write down every fear, every loaded question, every disapproving comment and every panic-inducing headline that has coalesced into a stranglehold of indecision.
Will my mom be disappointed if I don’t give her a grandchild?
What kind of world will my kid grow up in?
Will I regret it if I don’t have a baby?
Will I regret it if I do have a baby?
Panic at SXSW as street shooting erupts
Gun Nut Nation
Two dead, boy, 11, blamed as shooter
<> A 6-year-old boy died after finding a loaded gun in a home, police say
—–> Long story short: Owner’s a flaming racist. After notorious editorial, tried to take the heat off himself by promoting a black clerk to editor.
An African-American woman who was named publisher and editor of the Alabama newspaper that recently urged the Ku Klux Klan to “night ride again” has stepped down, citing what she said was continuous and damaging interference by the paper’s owner.
Elecia R. Dexter, who took over the troubled Democrat-Reporter of Linden last month, told CNN Saturday that she left the weekly newspaper Monday because she could no longer work with owner and former editor and publisher Goodloe Sutton. He penned a staggering editorial with the headline “The Klan Needs to Ride Again” in the February 14 edition.
Dexter said she resigned “so that her integrity and well-being can be maintained.”
Attempts to reach Sutton for comment were unsuccessful.
Porn, privacy issues, and the UK “age block”
The age block will require commercial pornography sites to show that they are taking sufficient steps to verify their users are over 18, such as by uploading a passport or driving licence or by visiting a newsagent to buy a pass only available to adults. Websites which fail to comply risk substantial fines or having their websites banned by all British internet service providers.
The mafia didn’t kill Gambino boss Francesco “Franky Boy” Cali — a twentysomething Staten Island hothead with a personal beef did, police and sources said Saturday.
Anthony Comello, 24, a non-mobster who works odd construction jobs, was in custody in a New Jersey jail and expected to face murder charges in connection to the killing of Cali, 53, who was blasted at least 10 times outside his Todt Hill mansion on Wednesday, police said at a news conference at NYPD headquarters.
“Everything is on the table at this point,” said Chief of Detectives Dermot Shea. “The investigation continues.”
Comello will be extradited to Staten Island in the next few days to face murder charges, Shea said.
Shea said police recovered the blue pickup truck that witnesses said slammed into Cali’s parked car, luring him outside to his demise.
Cali didn’t think Comello was worthy of associating with a woman in his family, the sources added.
Getting a paycheck for doing nothing could be in the future for residents of New Jersey’s largest city. Newark Mayor Ras Baraka says the city is going to study a pilot program to provide a universal basic income, or basically guaranteeing income for all residents whether they have a job.
Shake Shack is trying a four-day workweek
Because it’s a good idea to let lunatics carry guns
Woman shoots boy 11, and mom on playground
Police said the attack took place just before 6 p.m. near Round Road and Seagull Avenue. The boy was shot in his hand and head. His mother, 34, was shot in the upper body. Both were taken to an area hospital for treatment.
“We have to pray for our young scholar,” Cherry Hill Elementary Principal Tracey Garrett said.
She said the victim is a fifth-grade student at the school, which was closed Friday for conferences. She described the boy as a quiet student who does not cause trouble. Garrett said she and other staff members tried to visit him at the hospital but could not because he was still in critical condition.