Tag Archives: current events

On Gun Violence in America

What we need in this country is not the fevered doubling-down of our respective opinions on this issue. What we need is education, empathy, and effective enforcement of our current laws. Continue reading

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6.26.15

The reactions to today’s ruling have been both encouraging, inspiring, upsetting, entertaining, and a marvelous display of the free speech we in this country so often take for granted. Continue reading

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The Face on Your Currency

I think we as women need to take responsibility for how we are perceived. Continue reading

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It Ain’t Right

This is the United States of America and it is 2015, and yet I feel as heartbroken and confused as Jem Finch after the trial of Tom Robinson. Continue reading

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Call Me Repulsed

I sort of wonder if Jesus was standing between Caitlyn Jenner and the stone-weilders today, what He’d be writing in the sand. Continue reading

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Consider the Victims

Think before you speak. Continue reading

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The Spectacular Life of Robin Williams

We’re all weary and exhausted from grieving him, but not writing about the loss of Robin Williams just seems…wrong. Continue reading

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Strong Lasting Impressions

The news may be terrible, but we can change it with some courage, and a bit of grace. Continue reading

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The New Stone Bench in Florida

The bench is a monument. To Atheism. Continue reading

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Writing About Politics

Being a responsible, informed, and engaged American citizen isn’t easy. Continue reading

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