March's theme for our year of sustainability based on this plan is about empowering women. I love that. I love that in a year of mostly focusing specifically on environmental practices, we are taking the time to talk about gender and race and how environment is tied in with all of life. I got really … Continue reading Empowering
This one feels unfinished, but I think it's unfair to hold things in until they're perfect. My standard of perfection I've had for my work has prevented me from sharing things for 23 years. When gun violence hits close to home and you type into your phone on your train ride back to your apartment … Continue reading Crown Heights
My husband says that even though I know people are never going to do the right thing, I still expect people to do the right thing. I hold high standards. Sometimes those standards aren't really fair because I form the ideas of what I want people to be based on what will make ME happy … Continue reading guns.
I've decided to occasionally do a "from the archives" post where I dig up something I wrote that may or may not pertain to current news and apply new knowledge to it. I think it'll be exciting. Today I'm choosing one that relates to this current news item. Read before continuing, please! Or not, but … Continue reading From the Archives: Immigration
I'll try to keep this brief. I'm very tired of online discussions. This is meant to be informational and straightforward and I've linked several other resources within the post. Let's just get straight to the point. Number one: I do not like abortion, but I do not support making abortion illegal. In practice, abortion law … Continue reading Pro-life
"The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth. (John testified concerning him. He cried out, saying, “This is the one I spoke about when I said, ‘He who comes after … Continue reading A letter to the Church
"The truth is we are supposed to love the hippies, the liberals, and even the Democrats, and that God wants us to think of them as more important than ourselves. Anything short of this is not true to the teachings of Jesus." - Donald Miller It's been a few weeks since post one about this … Continue reading Blue Like Jazz. Two.
5/19/15 Update: Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, Boston Marathon bomber has been sentenced to death. The discussion is relevant once again. The United States' use of the death penalty has come up in various circles for me this week. First, I was invited to sign a petition asking the state of Georgia to stop the execution of Kelly … Continue reading Rethinking Justice: The Value of a Life
I almost titled this "Why Obama's Immigration Thoughts Are Okay (& Why They're Not)," but honestly, who wants to read another political blog? We're all perfectly capable of googling what he said about new policies and executive action and some government jargon I'm a little unsure about. Whatever. I'm going to talk about something else. … Continue reading The immigrants are people too
I've spent a good portion of my Internet life hating giving political opinions on the Internet; however, it seems to be unavoidable. So here is me giving my opinion. The title of this post was no accident. Mario Savio. A young Italian-American prominent in the battle for civil rights on the Berkeley campus in the … Continue reading In the words of Mario Savio, “I ask you to consider…”