Posts Tagged: writing

Enough of This

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by Jennifer Karchmer I was invited to write a blog post that explored the theme of “Resist.” Is it fitting that I resisted sitting down to write the post, or is that irony at its best? I have always had trouble meeting deadlines (shh, don’t tell my editor). But what exactly have I been resisting, […]

The Beauty of the Hermaphroditic Snail

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by Betty Scott Surrounded by political rancor, I found myself wishing Superman would swoop in and solve global chaos. Instead I read up on Gastropods and Mollusks. One night I dreamt about … oh Hail to the Chief … Super Snail!   Snails weigh mere grams. An average adult male moves one millimeter per second. […]

Nevertheless, She Persisted

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by Sara Stamey “She was warned. She was given an explanation. Nevertheless, she persisted,” Mitch McConnell said after invoking an obscure, antiquated rule to silence Elizabeth Warren on the Senate floor. “Bullshit!” I responded when I heard what he’d done. I was angry, and taking it personally. Then I asked myself why, and realized that […]

Burn ~ Part 2 (cont. from last week’s part 1): Refusal

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by Nancy Grayum I see withholding as a practice, a way of living lightly, spending small, taking time to think and feel, pacing ourselves. Progressive refusal, increasingly tweaking our resistance to the culture of waste and greed, can create meaningful outcomes. Divestment from funds that support environmental or social abuse is easy to accomplish, but […]

The Benefits of Being Wrong

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by Barbara Clarke We were in Best Buy looking to buy a laptop. But first, we were looking for a geek in the familiar blue shirt. “Someone who looks smart and won’t talk down to us,” we agreed. “Hey, how’s it going?” said a non-geeky looking young guy. We started to walk past him—too cool […]