Tall trees flanking a dirt road

Resting Doesn’t Mean You Don’t Care

June 9, 2020 / 0 Comments

You’re only human. It’s OK to hide yourself away for a bit. The fight will be there when you get back.

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Not That You Asked, But Here’s Who I’m Endorsing for the Dem Candidate (So Far)

February 8, 2020 / 0 Comments

Not that anyone has asked (the story of my life, amIright?), but here’s where my head is at on the Dem candidates. There is a lot to like about most of them. None of them will keep all of their promises, because even if they were inclined to do so, that’s just now how it…

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Flowers lying on a sidewalk outside of Pittsburgh synagogue

Empty Words

October 28, 2018 / 0 Comments

(This was going to be a Facebook post but it got long so I put it here.) Sending out lots of love to all of my Jewish friends, who must be reeling right now. This feels … eerily familiar. Sending out lots of love to all my black friends, who must be … what? Seething…

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My Very, Very Guilty Confession of When I Enabled Harassment

September 27, 2018 / 2 Comments

Trigger warning for harassment. (Obviously.) This Kavanaugh hearing … I’ve been ready to throw a brick through a window for days. But in addition the anger, I keep feeling guilt. Because one time one of my friends got sexually harassed and I handled it all wrong. You know what I did? I stayed friendly with…

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Double-Check Me Fellow Liberals: Franken Resigned Too Soon

December 7, 2017 / 0 Comments

Give me a gut check on this apparently unpopular opinion that I hold. I think Franken’s resignation was premature. It shut down the opportunity to go ahead and have the ethics investigation, which I think would’ve been useful.   These allegations do not rise to the level of the other harassment we’ve been hearing about,…

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#MeToo — My Totally Ordinary No-Big-Deal Sexual Assault

October 16, 2017 / 0 Comments

During my sexual assault, I had a few minutes to think about how I wanted things to go. Sure, there was the distraction of the guy’s tongue in my mouth and his body pressing me against the wall … and the fact that one of his hands was on one of my boobs … but knowing…

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