I've started a winter reading list of actual books--paper sandwiched between covers, on a few I even sprung for the hardcover! I will keep you up to date on my progress and review the ones I've finished. Keep on Reading In The Street!
At a celebration after being sworn into the House of Representatives for her first term of office, Rep. Rashida Tlaib made the following statement: “When your son looks at you and says, ‘Momma, look you won, bullies don't win,' and I said, 'Baby, they don't,' because we’re gonna go in there and we're gonna impeach … Continue reading On cursing in public, an organizing perspective
Last year, in response to a post on Will Leach's newsletter, I created my list of the sports teams I root for--in the order of my fan intensity. This is getting easier to do as I grow older, as I have become that kind of fan I loathed as a kid. The kind of fan … Continue reading My sports teams
The recent decision by the U.S. Supreme Court in the case of Husted v. A. Philip Randolph Institute was a terrible setback to people with disabilities and our efforts to make sure that the disability community’s right to vote is protected. The Supreme Court’s support for the state of Ohio’s method of purging voters from … Continue reading Nothing About Us, Without Us–Even If We’re the Victim Of A Purge
OK, they may be little more than bite-sized nuggets of pop philosophy. The market may be dominated by a single company from Long Island--whose owner writes all the fortunes. Nonetheless, I believe in fortune cookie wisdom! I used to love trying to pronounce the "Learn Chinese" phonetic word on the back--until the fortunes I get … Continue reading Fortune Cookie Wisdom
So, at my follow up appointment for my surgery, my doctor confirmed that I had been harboring renal cell carcinoma in a growth located on top of my left kidney. The solid mass growth was removed surgically and was caught early enough that the cancer had not spread to any of the kidney itself. It … Continue reading Recuperation
One of the best things about growing older is the sense of acceptance that you (hopefully) grow into. The concept of "don't sweat the small stuff, and it's all small stuff" makes a whole lot more sense to me in my fifties than it did in my twenties. Yes, I'm still anxious a lot … Continue reading I Think It’s Going To Work Out Fine