"Not nearly enough people listen to what we have to say, and we have a lot to say," a fellow blogger at MideastYouth.com tells me during one of our campaigns to highlight the human rights abuses faced by the Baha'i communities in Egypt and Iran. Getting traditional media outlets to cover such controversial issues is difficult. One whole year of writing blog posts and translating reports was not working. What now?
The hardest part in reviewing the book "Jesus Freak" by Sara Miles -- a book that my inner cynic thought I would dislike before I read it -- is that I want to reprint the whole thing here so you can wash your soul in its heartbreaking and inspiring beauty with me.
If you haven't already heard, a delay has happened in the confirmation of autistic self-advocate Ari Ne'eman's nomination to the National Council on Disability, the youngest nominee in US history. As Ari has demonstrated, age is not a barrier to experience....more
On Thursday morning, I knew it was going to be a long day when the first fire alarm went off in the classroom building where I work. As the fire engine pulled up to the building, my eye followed its length and landed on a single word chalked on the back of the building: STRKE. Yes, without the i, because apparently there is no "I" in "strike."
March is Women's History Month. March 8 is International Women's Day. March is also March Madness, but I believe that the use of the word "madness" in a month dedicated to women is unintentional. Right?
"If women want any rights more than they's got, why don't they just take them, and not be talking about it." —Sojourner Truth, former slave, abolitionist, Methodist minister, and early U.S. women’s rights leader...more
Today is the day. By midnight tonight (Colorado time), I will have completed my write-a-thon. Typical me, I’m pushing it right down to the wire with a full ten hours left to write. Yes, one-third of the total of goal of thirty hours remains. Those of you who have been reading the blog for a while know how I feel about deadlines. Scary, exhilarating, thrilling, motivating. Tonight, for example, I completed...more