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Clowns, Kids & Satan

And what is the Free-Range take on clowns, you ask? Yuck. Not yuk-yuk, like funny. Yuck like why would anyone ever find a white-painted face with distorted features amusing, rather than horrifying? But of course the bigger question now is what is going on with our culture’s clown craziness. Clowns are popping up everywhere, leading […]

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Jacob Wetterling, RIP.

Jacob Wetterling, Found at Last: R.I.P.

. The remains of Jacob Wetterling have been found in Minnesota. Jacob was abducted in 1989 at age 11 in a case that scared, scarred and deeply saddened people around the globe. As his mother Patty texted to the Minneapolis Star Tribune on Saturday: “Our hearts are broken. We have no words.” The Star-Tribune explained […]

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Hi kids!

Creepy Clown Spotted. That’s It. National News: “Creepy Clown Spotted”

. It is with dread and despair that I must tell you that a creepy clown has been spotted wandering around Green Bay, Wisconsin. And you thought the idea of “Cheese Heads” was already disturbing. (Heads made OF cheese? Encased IN cheese?): Wisconsin residents are calling police, asking about a disheveled clown walking through Green Bay with […]

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I'm coming to get your sweet, precious...votes!

Politicians Pile On the Pokemon Predator Panic

  “Parents, please go out of your minds with fear about an extremely remote danger we are exploiting to get your love and votes.” Ah, if only politicians were that plainspoken. Instead, we have a pileup of New York state senators and now the Governor himself, Andrew Cuomo, stumbling over themselves to create new legislation […]

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That man just threw Pikachu into his trunk!

Of Pokemon and Predators

. By now you have heard that more people have downloaded Pokemon Go than any other app ever. That Nintendo’s stock jumped 25% in one week. That it’s getting kids to actually leave the house to go play — voluntarily! And you have probably also heard of the four guys arrested in a black BMW […]

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Stark reality...of the good kind.

“These Are Such Terrible Times”

. In the morning, I like to take a walk with my friend, the mom of a 4-year-old. Lately, thanks to the terrible stories from Baton Rouge, Minnesota and Dallas, she says she has been feeling overwhelmed. Who hasn’t? And yet…and yet…  The narrative of chaos and despair obscures and even discounts a different narrative […]

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