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Radical Acceptance: Bad S*** Consistently Happens

Ace, The Big E, and I escaped to small-town Wisconsin for two days last week.  We crossed streets without getting run over, shopped in the farmers’ market, and snarfed preternaturally sweet corn-on-the-cob.  I basked in the luxury of off-line ignorance … Continue reading

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KidLit Resource List – Books for trying times

In the aftermath of the inauguration, many members of the Minnesota children’s literature community gathered virtually on the MN Kidlit Facebook page.  Words matter.  No one knows this more than the dedicated souls who write and illustrate for youth. We … Continue reading

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Train is a Comin’

I feel like I’m about to be mowed down by a high-speed train filled to the brim with radioactive orange sludge.  Maybe you feel the same way.  Here are some ideas for what we can do under such circumstances: 1) … Continue reading

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My Tiny Revolution

This past week has been – uh – interesting.  I’m not sleeping particularly well and am nearing the point where I’ll need to withdraw completely from all sources of media. I decided to take some Tiny Steps in a Tiny … Continue reading

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Goodnight Doom

In the great oval room There is a telephone With the nuclear neumes And a dead dream of – She-POTUS slaying the Agent of Doom The BA from Wellesley and Yale JD Just couldn’t win over misogyny   And a … Continue reading

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Unapologetically Smart

I am a woman.  I am smart. I’m using “smart” in the standard academic sense of the word, not to minimize other forms of intelligence (artistic, emotional, spatial-relational, etc.), but to limit the scope of this discussion. Perhaps I made … Continue reading

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The Elephant in the Room

I have a confession.  Some of you know that I play percussion at my alma mater, South High School, in the South High Community Band.  What you may not realize is that I am the, ahem, President, of the South … Continue reading

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