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Why it matters

On Saturday I took my 9 year old daughter down to San Francisco’s Civic Center to participate in the Women’s March. I knew there would be tens of thousands of people there. I knew it would be cold and rainy and the 9yo was unlikely to last the entire time. So why did I bother? […]


It’s harder this year. Isn’t it? The world – and especially our country – is changing and sometimes that seems scary and overwhelming, and I don’t know about anyone else but I’m having a hard time with thankfulness of late. So I’m going to do a little something I’ve done before (no links, because lazy […]

This cannot be real life

It’s been weeks now since the election and I’m still not over it. I don’t know that I ever will be. Beyond the obvious heartbreak that this country apparently would rather have a racist, bigoted, misogynistic blowhard reality TV star in our highest office than a woman with a normal amount of political scandals in […]

A (very) few thoughts on this election

Less than three weeks, guys. Like 19 days or something at this point.¬†We can do this. We can survive this election. Honestly, I’ve always been sort of a lazy voter. I’ve rarely bothered with local elections at all, because I don’t usually keep up with the issues and don’t want to vote if I’m uninformed. […]

A few words, although there truly aren’t any

As a general rule, I don’t write about current events. I try to keep my blog free of hot-ticket issues, political opinions and potentially controversial issues. There are plenty of other blogs and online sources if you want to read that sort of thing, and while I certainly have no shortage of opinions on anything, […]