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The Safety of Math (But How I’m Scared I’ve Made My Final School Lunches This Morning)
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The Safety of Math (But How I’m Scared I’ve Made My Final School Lunches This Morning)

Last year, a friend asked me about traveling to Europe. She had never been and desperately wanted to go, but was understandably frightened after bombings and shoot-ups in train stations and concert halls respectively. I turned to math, as I’m wont to do, and made the sensible case that the […]

A Simple Gesture
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A Simple Gesture

Two lanes become five at this particular intersection. The two on the left are left-only lanes. The furthest to the right, a no-turn-on-red right-only. The final pair of lanes, as I reckon you’d have already guessed, are supposed to go straight. Straight and only straight, up an hardly perceivable grade […]

I’m Dreaming Of A Decent America, Just Like The One I Used To Know
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I’m Dreaming Of A Decent America, Just Like The One I Used To Know

Thank you Amnesty International USA for sponsoring this post. A few nights ago, while dreaming of a relaxing winter weekend spent decorating the majestic 8-foot Douglas fir you and your kids thoughtfully selected then tied to the roof of your car and crossed-fingers it would still be up there by […]

Growing A Girl In A Country of Men Who Piss All Over The Soil
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Growing A Girl In A Country of Men Who Piss All Over The Soil

There are moments of pride and happiness and hope, fleeting as they may be thanks to what I am tempted to say is the current sociopolitical climate in America. I hesitated on current. This cannot be thought of as exclusive to our time alive in America because anyone with half […]

For That Which We Cannot Plan
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For That Which We Cannot Plan

I have never stepped foot inside a Planned Parenthood location. Sure, I’ve seen them, driven past them and maybe even parked out in front of a Planned Parenthood once in Philly or Denver or somewhere else I’ve been over the years. But I’ve never been inside. And yet, AND YET, […]

The Best Of What We Can Be, Together
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The Best Of What We Can Be, Together

There’s a woman on stage. She’s not as young as she used to be, who is?, and yet her snarl persists, this in spite of having been softened by time and age and the experience of shedding skin to become something new. Familiar but new. Parenthood can’t help but do […]

Three Cats on Inauguration Day
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Three Cats on Inauguration Day

‚ÄčThe coffee pot blackness of night has given way to a steely eyed grey sky but still, at this early hour, the only light in the kitchen emanates from a trio of nightlights, each adorned with original artwork by my two daughters that’s been scaled down to the size of […]

Now Is The Time To Travel. Right Now. Before The Winds of Isolationism Blow Through Our Sails
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Now Is The Time To Travel. Right Now. Before The Winds of Isolationism Blow Through Our Sails

While the opportunity to travel internationally is not, and will unfortunately never be, equally distributed, travel itself, the sheer notion of leaving the creature comforts of home to discover, explore, taste, smell, try, learn and seek…something, something else, something new or foreign or just plain different from what we know, […]

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