Category Archives: history

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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#116th Congress for the Record

Friday, January 4th 2018   When Gavin read this he said, “Wait! No. It’s actually 43 out of 45.”  I waited to be elucidated by his historical insight.   He explained, “The current president isn’t white, he’s orange.” Be that as … 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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Victory Lap Nerd Time: Blogging About Blogging

January 1st 2018 Spoiler alert:  Super nerd time here! Happy New Year to me.  I have finally done it; I have more or less blogged recent events up to present in near real-time. Being obsessed with photos, videos and documentation … Continue reading

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Elizabeth Warren Running for POTUS 2020

December 31st 2018 Well here’s a bright spot for the end of the year! It’s no secret my heart belongs to Bernie, but I love her almost as much.  She is my OWN Senator no less, from my OWN town, … Continue reading

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Plum Print Strikes Again

December 17th 2018   I just had the incomparable pleasure of clicking “Approve” on both my kids next printed art books. Here is the link to view both Gavin and ClaraJane’s latest books: Gavin Creations and ClaraJane Creations It’s not … 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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