I'm a Believer -- So Are You

We disagree with one another a lot these days, but I think I've found three sentences we can all say, "Yes, that's true," to:...more

Tis The Season For Fiscal Responsibility

On Nov. 6, Americans made one of the most important decisions they are tasked with in our great country and chose President Barack Obama to serve another term, in addition to other candidates down-ballot. Now that the campaign is over, those leaders are faced with an extraordinarily important decision themselves: what to do about the looming fiscal cliff....more
Yes. It might happen after the fact, but there will be an agreement. A lot of leverage shifted ...more

Moving Forward Politically on Wildlife and Conservation Issues

I’m on the Center for Biodiversity’s mailing list, and received a terrific email from their Executive Director, Kieran Suckling yesterday. He talked about what needs to happen for us to move forward on critical issues facing wildlife now that the political dust is starting to settle....more

The Invisible Constituency: Who Campaigns for Caregivers?

Regardless of our respective political leanings, we all can agree that the 2012 election cycle can only be characterized as historic. When the confetti cleared in the wee hours of November 7, nineteen women found themselves holding positions as newly elected officials. Whether on the ticket or at the campaign rallies, women and women’s issues played crucial and decisive roles in this campaign cycle. Reproductive health took center stage, followed closely by issues related to fair pay, and marriage equality. What failed to make the news feed? Caregiving....more

A Letter to my Girls about Politics & Hope

Girls,This morning we talked about the election results over breakfast. Emily, you asked me why I was glad that Obama had won and we talked about how you vote for the candidate that you think believes in the things that you feel are most important. We talked briefly about how candidates talk about their platforms and how we all try and make an informed decision."How old do you have to be to be president, Mom?" I answered you. I saw your eyes light up. "You could be the president, Mom, you are older than 35!"I love that you said this....more

My first act in office?

NaBloPoMo November 2012 Prompt Tuesday, November 6, 2012: If you were President of the United States, what would be your first act in office? ...more

Voting for my daughters' futures.....

I am behind in my NaBloPoMo........more

Election-day gratitude: Perspective (or) Nothing compares to W

It's election day, bitches! Woo hoo! Let's paint our boobies red, white and blue and drink beer in the parking lots of our local elementary schools!Party on, Wayne! Party on, Garth!Or something like that ......more

Elections and C-sections

The last presidential election was indeed a time of firsts. Released with my newborn son from the hospital on election day, I barely recognized the world around me when I stepped out of that maternity ward after the most grueling week of my life....more