How to Fill Your Life with Interesting People

I had just settled down to watch the Michael Jackson documentary, Leaving NeverLand, when I received a text that dramatically changed the course of my evening. “Just learned that one…

Detention Should Not Be For Victims of Crime

The original point of immigration detention was to keep Americans safe from dangerous criminals. But in our zeal to protect ourselves, the United States is imprisoning a group of people…

How to Build a Big Beautiful Wall of Compassion

Finding themselves angry about the hateful and wasteful border wall dominating our national consciousness, the Modern-Day Church Lady and her church decide to build a wall of compassion instead. “Good…

In Children’s Detention, a Birthday is a Bad Day

The news is full of outrage about the inhumane treatment of unaccompanied minors from Central America. However, there is one equally terrifying aspect of their journey that is being overlooked. …

Who You Need for Sparkling Holiday Conversation

It was the ultimate parental shaming. Bored at a Thanksgiving several years ago, my son decided to video the torpid pace of our holiday conversation. No one comes out particularly…

How to Keep Guatemalan Women Off the Migrant Caravan

The Modern-Day Church Lady recounts an inspiring economic solution she witnessed on a recent trip to Guatemala that helps women thrive in the countryside. The vehemently negative comments I get…