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Why I protest

No, I don’t think the march changed much of anything. Trump won’t be impeached tomorrow. But today, *I* am different, which means 100,000 people at that march today feel a little different too… Continue reading

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Fighting Racial Inequality

…everyone has some small piece of suffering to call their own, but there are other ways of drawing attention to that suffering without diminishing that of someone else… Continue reading

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Making a Change

How do you create change in your life? I’m honestly looking for feedback. Essays have been written about whether or not true change is really possible for a human. I don’t think I doubt the human capacity for change. It … Continue reading

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Why “Pro Choice” is NOT a Valid Stance in the Vaccination Debate

My kids are 7 and 1-1/2, but I have been pro-vaccination for much longer. I have studied and worked in the field of developmental disabilities, including autism, for over 10 years, and nothing I have seen, read, or studied has ever … Continue reading

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The First Point Made me Think. The Second Point Blew my Mind.

We in social media have become totally saturated with article titles that threaten to make us literally explode with laughter, convulse with tears, collapse in joy, change everything we thought we knew, and lose our collective minds. The prospect is frighteningly…well…mind-numbing. Not … Continue reading

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Drift Creek Falls

Thirteen years ago, while working a horrible summer job at Linfield College, I had a day off and nothing to do. None of my friends had the day off with me, so I hopped in the trusty old family minivan … Continue reading

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Moms Only Use One Earbud

I was walking out the door with my younger son, Key, in one hand, and my earbuds in the other, on my way to the grocery store. Mr. Spreadsheet saw me and commented on the earbuds. “Do you think you … Continue reading

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