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“So you’re telling me, that if you saw Adolf Hilter walking down the street, you wouldn’t kill him?” “Well that’s not what I was saying. But sure, let’s talk about this…entirely new topic”. My fourteen year old daughter has had a quick wit that belied her age since I was […]

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The Equal Rights Amendment That Isn’t A Constitutional Amendment Quite Yet

According to the ERA Coalition, “94% of people nationwide across aisles support an amendment to the constitution guaranteeing equal rights for women and 80% of people believe it already exists.” It is time to finally, FFS, add an Equal Rights Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. The Equal Rights Amendment That […]

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Going hiking? In the market for a new hiking backpack? Thinking about starting to hike and want to know which backpack is the best for hiking? I’ve got you covered in this new piece from me for Family Vacation Critic! Discover the best hiking backpacks for men, women, and children. […]

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On Winning the World Cup As An Underdog

I know this stretch well. I’ve driven it on sunny Sunday mornings and foggy AF Tuesday afternoons too, as my two daughters merrily rolled along taking selfies in the 2nd and 3rd rows but also alone and lonely with a spinning head pushing dangerous thoughts with more passive-aggression than a […]

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