A gun in the top drawer

When I was the editor of The Oakland Tribune back in the 1990s I kept a loaded Glock in my top drawer. I take issue with the blanket news reports that the Annapolis shooting at the Capital Gazette, which killed four journalists and an employee, was a “surprise, a shock.” Newspapers in the ‘90s — and even more so […]

Children and parents

When I was in my late 30s, I started to want to have a baby. My husband and I talked to our doctor, who said I should stay off birth control pills for three months to let those hormones get out of my system. We used condoms for a while, but at three months, we […]