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  • What Ruth Taught Us About Dissent

    Hearing that Ruth Bader Ginsburg died felt like hearing that Donald Trump was going to be the president after the election in 2016. At my age, after what felt like…

  • The Anxiety of Living in a Democracy

    I’ve been reading about anxiety because – well, because of the election and RBG and BLM and the Post Office and climate change and the end of democracy as we…

  • Protect Your Vote

    I’m of the generation where my mother always told me, “if you can’t say something nice, don’t say anything at all.” For a lot of women, that instruction led to…

  • Saving the Post Office, Saving Democracy

    My ninety-six-year-old mother used to have her own business card. It listed her name, address, phone number and then across the bottom it read “No electronic devices. No TV. No…

  • Compassion is at Our Core

    In a world where you can be anything, be kind. Unless you can be a unicorn, then be a unicorn. Teeshirt Philosophy Conventions don’t usually interest me. Too noisy, too…

  • Hope in the Time of Corona

    First there was the lock down due to Covid-19. After hunkering down at home for a couple months to flatten the curve, we were told the economy had to reopen.…

  • What is the true impact of making resisting arrest a felony?

    As we push to end police brutality and institutional racism against people of color, the state sheriffs continue to promote their proposed legislation. The ten proposed laws raise a multitude…

  • Where is Anthony?

    Recently Anthony Brindisi co-sponsored a bi-partisan bill designed to “deter” themovement to reallocate police funding to other social programs. The Defund Cities that Defund the Police Act would ban municipalities…

  • Is a white sheriff ever a good judge of whether racism exists in his community?

    Listening to the Sheriffs’ press conference this week was disheartening. Ignoring their demands, which would take a legal expert to decipher the full implications of, it was their tone and…