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Friday 2 November 2018

To Those Who Say We're Better Than This

This place in time is a mirror. A mirror doesn’t show us what we want to see. It bounces light back at us so that we can see the places that are otherwise too close for our focus.

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Wednesday 15 June 2016

Some Thoughts for LGBTQ Allies

I need to start by sending my love to those most immediately and deeply impacted by the the shooting at Pulse Night Club in Orlando. In this community, I include not only the immediate friends and loved ones of those murdered, but also the wider LGBTQ* community. Thoughts and prayers and words are simply not enough right now.

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Monday 30 September 2013

Weather the storm

So, the government is all set to shut down this evening. I've been watching my twitter feed all day, and wondering what I'm missing, because surely there must be something. There must be more going on here, some detail I'm not understanding.

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Wednesday 17 July 2013

Walking On Earth

People usually consider walking on water or in thin air a miracle. But I think the real miracle is not to walk either on water or in thin air, but to walk on earth. - Thich Nhat Hanh

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Sunday 23 June 2013

Thoughts on Education

Not long ago, a friend of mine posted this link, from a group known as Reclaiming the Conversation on Education, on Facebook. Shortly before that, a friend of mine with a child entering Kindergarten in the Fall asked me for my take on our local public school system.

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Saturday 20 April 2013

Moving Beyond

President Obama is being quoted in a lot of places today, saying that the capture of the second suspect in Monday's bombings at the Boston Marathon “closed a chapter” in this tragedy. But he said something else – something I think is more important – that is not getting the same coverage.

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Saturday 9 March 2013

Thank you, Zerlina Maxwell

I just saw this clip. Just read this article talking about the thoroughly disgusting backlash Zerlina Maxwell is dealing with over her statement that women don't need to be taught how to avoid rape.

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Monday 21 January 2013

The Content of Their Character

"Mom, why did people used to treat Black people and White people differently?"

When my daughter asked me this, I slid right by the fact that she asked it in the past tense. She's young enough that detail would have muddied the answer.

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