Category Archives: The Progressive Movement

Family Separation: Who You Gonna Call

Monday, June 18th 2018 Working my way through this list; wanted to share it asap. The trauma a child incurs from parental separation lasts a lifetime. Here are numbers to call in addition to your senators and representatives to tell … Continue reading

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Border Separation: Harvesting Babies Fresh Off the Tap

Thursday, June 14th 2018   Federal officials took her daughter,  while she was breastfeeding the baby. They handcuffed her for resisting. Another day another dollar for privatized prisons. Another victory for xenophobes. Another head for the ledger. I listened to … Continue reading

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Children in Cages

June 2018   I can’t even with our administration’s new practice of tearing children from their mothers and throwing them in cages.  Heretofore this was the worst torture imaginable; unthinkably ripping a child from a mother’s arms as in Sophie’s … Continue reading

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Do We Have Any Pizza Left Mom?

Monday, April 30th 2018 AT RISE:  Mom & kids are walking to the bus stop before school the day before Boy turns ten. Boy:  Hey Mom? Mom:  Yeah babe? Boy:  Do we have any pizza left? Mom:  Well yeah (there are … Continue reading

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A Most Progressive 10th Birthday

Wednesday, April 25th 2018   Trick Question:  What do Bernie Sanders, The Declaration of Independence and my son’s 10th Birthday have in common? Here’s the story. 1)  When I ask my son whom he would like to invite to his … Continue reading

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At Rise: Girls Are Smart

Wednesday, April 25th 2018   AT RISE:  Mom, 9 y/o Gavin and 6 y/o ClaraJane are in the kids’ bedroom getting dressed for school. ClaraJane:  “Girls are smart, girls are wise, girls have the power for the prize.” Gavin:  Wait, … Continue reading

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Touchnote to Spidey-Moneyman

Wednesday April 11th 2018 Waking Up Woke (For context, see previous post.)     (And to make amazing postcards that get mailed to YOUR loved ones, see Touchnote.com!) #FWIW #Touchnote.com #WakeUpWoke ♥

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