9/11: Thoughts 20 Years Later

The further removed we get from 9/11, the more I struggle to find the right words to talk about it. Hell I’ve restarted this post at least half a dozen times – metaphorically crumbling up yet another draft and tossing it into the garbage bin. I can’t talk not talk about it. But what isContinue reading “9/11: Thoughts 20 Years Later”

We Weren’t Hysterical; We Were Right

This morning as I woke up to the news I had expected, Roe essentially overturned, but distressed nonetheless. The first thing I thought of was not my daughters. Because my daughters will be fine. Even if they ended up pregnant one day and didn’t want to be, we have access. We could pay for anContinue reading “We Weren’t Hysterical; We Were Right”

Are the Parents from The Parent Trap the Worst Movie Parents Ever?

Recently I’ve been introducing my girls to the Disney canon of classic films. First up was The Parent Trap (the ’90s remake, LiLo for life), which I definitely hormonally sobbed my way through. The slow motion reuniting of each twin with their absentee parent, the zaddy-ness of Dennis Quaid at his snackiest, the comedic geniusContinue reading “Are the Parents from The Parent Trap the Worst Movie Parents Ever?”

It’s (Not) About the Jean Jacket

I’ve spent the past 24 hours absolutely frozen with indecision…over which jean jacket to keep. Yes, I am hyper-focused on two jean jackets – one light wash, one dark wash – that I recently purchased. I don’t know which one to keep. I’ve held polls, focus groups (ok it was my brother’s girlfriend and myContinue reading “It’s (Not) About the Jean Jacket”

Let’s Jump to Conclusions

We’re in the middle of the Derek Chauvin trial, less than a year after his murder by Minneapolis police and another Black man is murdered by Minneapolis police during a traffic stop. We don’t have all the facts yet. I’m already hearing chatter to that extent. “He might have resisted arrest.” “We don’t know ifContinue reading “Let’s Jump to Conclusions”

Thief’s of Joy

I have a confession. I’ve spent far too many nights up late over the past year. I can’t blame the baby. I’ve been up late, furiously typing on the little device that I own – or owns me – obsessively refreshing my apps for the latest update. The latest argument. The latest scandal. In manyContinue reading “Thief’s of Joy”

It’s Time to Stop Talking About Mass Shootings

Atlanta a week ago. Boulder yesterday. It’s time to stop talking about mass shootings. We’ve talked enough. Talking has gotten us nowhere. We need action. We need to abolish the filibuster and pass gun reform. We need to press candidates on their gun stance and vote out those who do not believe in gun reform.Continue reading “It’s Time to Stop Talking About Mass Shootings”