Too much is happening too quickly, and every day I feel sucked into the chaos. This is a bad time to be a worrier. On Friday evening into Saturday as the effects of the new president’s travel ban became apparent, I could not force myself away from the news reports. I could not escape the … Continue reading Combating Chaos
Women whom I’m friends with on Facebook post photos of other women dressed in vagina costumes at the Women’s March. So embarrasing! A disgrace! How to explain this to their daughters? * * * My girl only recently learned how babies are conceived. We call our body parts by their anatomical names—breasts, uterus, vagina. We … Continue reading Anatomy of Power
I’ve been thinking a lot lately about the title of this blog, Between. How apt this word is to describe what’s missing in most discussions about anything of relevance. How appropriate this word is to explain what I’m most interested in exploring through my writing. I’ve been noticing how often my own views fall somewhere … Continue reading In the Gooey Center
The past ten days have been rough. I have never before cried because of an election result, but I have cried multiple times since Hillary Clinton conceded. My body aches from the stress it is now holding. It has been a very long time since I physically held this much stress, and I know how … Continue reading Election Aftermath
This election cycle has me obsessed with political news. More than at any previous time in my life, I’m realizing how deeply government and politics affect how we live and work and raise our families. I feel a need to know and understand more about who runs this world we live in and how they … Continue reading Talk politics? Yes, we must.