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Reading: I just finished reading The Dolls House by M.J. Aldridge for book club. It’s a murder mystery along the lines of Law and Order: SVU so it was a quick read for me. It’s part of a series and I haven’t read the first two, but just like the various crime and detective shows… Continue reading Life Lately

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Try Holding On

I used to love the way I could be connected to the people in my life in the virtual realm. Now where once I was overjoyed to see the faces and stories of people, I feel a sinking sense of dread. Everyone seems to have been turned into a caricature of the real person they… Continue reading Try Holding On

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On Violence, Motivation, and Personal Responsibility When The World Seems To Be Burning Down Before Us

I’m the kind of person who always wants to know why. Why do people do the things they do, say the things they say, make the choices they make? Why do some things work and some things fail? I like to know the why because I think the best way to make meaningful, lasting changes… Continue reading On Violence, Motivation, and Personal Responsibility When The World Seems To Be Burning Down Before Us

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Why Wouldn’t You Be A Feminist?

“Feminism has fought no wars. It has killed no opponents. It has set up no concentration camps, starved no enemies, practiced no cruelties. Its battles have been for education, for the vote, for better working conditions, for safety in the streets, for child care, for social welfare, for rape crisis centres, women’s refuges, reforms in… Continue reading Why Wouldn’t You Be A Feminist?

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There’s no such thing as “other” people

Glennon Melton recently wrote that “There is no such thing as other people’s children”. I agree and would add that there is no such thing as “other people”, at least not after you’ve opened up your life to the people that are around you,   //   When you speak of Muslims, when you speak… Continue reading There’s no such thing as “other” people