What would the Perfect Company be if you could design it? Would you work remotely? Would you have unlimited vacation? Would you have a fabulous healthcare plan for all employees and their families (partnered people included)? Would you have great recreation opportunities? Travel? Social Justice minded? What would it look like?...more
Charlie’s Cub Scout group is small. I mean like only 3-4 boys small. We don’t have Dens, just the Pack. That’s okay really. I kinda like the focus on quality instead of quantity. That being said, Hubby as the Assistant Cubmaster and the official Cubmaster in the fall, wants to focus on growing the Pack this summer....more
I have this friend Inger. We met over 20 years ago when both of us were younger and wilder, we met on the road. By "on the road" I mean that both of us were traveling around, working at Renaissance Festivals for a living. I always liked her, because she struck me as smart, independent, and fun. We didn't get too close back then, mostly because neither one of us got 'too close' with anyone back then....more
In May, I wrote about efforts by some state legislators and members of Congress to deny US citizenship to children born in the United States to parents lacking proof of legal US residency. Now, a prominent Republican Senator, Lindsey Graham, has rankled members of his own party and even prominent anti-immigration activists by suggesting it's time to change the 14th amendment to the Constitution, which guarantees citizenship to people "born or naturalized in the United States and subject to the jurisdiction thereof."
Poets as reporters and social analysts use the power of the lyrical message. It doesn’t matter if it is oral, written or performance based poetry. The structure and the skill of delivery keep the art form alive and fulfill an important function; we are not alone.
Poets need to tell others what is happening, provide perspective, analysis and context to events. There is almost no subject that you can think of that doesn’t have some form of poetry attached to it.
Two dresses: one for the actual ceremony and one for the party after. Matching shoes, of course. Manicure, pedicure (OK, I couldn’t resist). Hair softly curled like Leighton Meester (of Gossip Girl fame). I even allowed her to wear make-up (shimmering pink lip gloss and iridescent eye shadow) for the first time. All this because my daughter was graduating from eighth grade.
Of Economic Citizenship: The Political Economy of Handknitting
If America is to survive, We the People must rediscover how to be We the People. Which means: citizens. Which means: responsible members of this civilization. Which means: citizenship is more than a legal status and a set of rights and entitlements. It requires living and acting responsibly in the political, economic, social and cultural realms that, several generations of so-called social scientists to the contrary, cannot be separated.
Valkyrie: A Wonderful Gift No One Wants
Valkyrie is rich movie, proud and dark and grieving, offered as a gift to a nation hanging by a thread, at the time of year when it seems even the sun itself can be defeated, not only a terrific thriller but a richly nuanced masterpiece of moral and emotional complexity.
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