Category Archives: border family separation

Ayanna Pressley Rises: Her First One-Minute Speech on the House Floor

January 8th 2018 *My* U.S. Representative in Congress, Ayanna Pressley of the 7th Congressional District of Massachusetts, delivered her first speech on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives in response to the ongoing government shutdown.  It took only … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday to the New Congress!

Friday, January 4th 2018   Yesterday marked the first day of the new U.S. Congress, wherein an historic number of women and progressives and minorities were sworn in!                         … Continue reading

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Carry the Future

December 17th 2018   Just in time for the holidays, Dear Hubsand and I have found ourselves on a streak of purging and organizing.  There are few things so gratifying as getting things OUT of your environment that are no … Continue reading

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Clowns Without Borders: No Laughing Matter

Monday, November 19th 2018   After a year of Hospital Clowning under my belt I finally feel ready to start trying to join Clowns Without a Borders.  Here is a documentary of an example of their exploits, in Lesbos three years … Continue reading

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Toilet Chronicles: Oh What a Night

Somewhere between November 13-16th 2018 After taking care of my sweet son throughout a night of vomiting and diarrhea, it is apparently my turn.  “Things are not boding well for me,” I inform my husband as I clutch my cramping … Continue reading

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Gillum, Abrams, Beto

Wednesday, November 7th 2018 My son’s first question this morning, “Did the Democrats gain a majority?” Well… in half of Congress we did (the House).  So there is hope yet. And though I am seriously bummed about Beto O’Rourke losing … Continue reading

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What’s Old is New Again

Wednesday, October 24th 2018   Our “president” has e x p l i c i t l y self-identified as a Nationalist. U.S. firms (and presumably our federal government) are currently making billions of dollars in military grade arms deals … Continue reading

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