The world this morning from my living room couch
Dave Porter talks about his life after being a successful mortgage broker

I'm reading about 16-year-old Calista Springer who was tortured by her parents

Check these stories about the life and death of 16-year-old Calista Springer from Centreville, Mi.  She was tortured by her parents, restrained to her bed by chains and allowed to burn to death in a fire.  Her parents were just sentenced to long prison terms for the conditions surrounding her treatment.

I got involved in the issue while I was working for former State Rep. Lauren Hager who represented Port Huron and the surrounding area and where two-year-old Ariana Swinson was brutally-murdered by her parents.  My heart was changed forever by the life and death of this toddler.

The case of Calista shows that parents in Michigan are still abusing their children and leaving a trail of dead children.

All kinds of questions are raised by the ability of the state to protect kids and about a culture that knows this is happening and has little resolve to change it.

Do I have more to share on this topic?  You bet.