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Justine Levine
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Writer, blogger, yogini, foodie. Not necessarily in that order.
Writer, blogger, yogini, foodie. Not necessarily in that order.

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the #womensmarch, and the #longermarch.
On Saturday, January 21st, I woke up at 3:50 and donned my four layers of clothing so could board a bus to Washington, D.C. Maybe you don't agree with me for doing so, but I hope you'll stay with me through this story. I'd packed my phone, an extra battery,...

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#whyImarch
On Saturday January 21, I will march for women. I am a white married heterosexual educated woman with a full time job and health insurance who comes from a working-class family, and I'm marching because I bear responsibility for protecting our collective ri...

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The Cutthroat Cookie Exchange
Not counting college, I've moved five times in my adult life.  Though I would still classify myself as an introvert, moving has taught me a lot over the years about making new connections, and now that I'm older, I care more about putting down roots and mak...

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Microblog Monday: Ask Again Later
Magic 8-Balls fall into the same category for me as Easy Bake Ovens: things I desperately wanted as a child but never had, because my parents found them frivolous. Being the control freak that I am, maybe it's not surprising that I needed certainty from an ...

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NaBloPoMo: The Trouble With (Just) Leaning In
I had hesitated to post this, but I found out recently that Sheryl Sandberg will be one of the keynote speakers at BlogHer, and I felt that it was worth putting out there.  I am looking forward to hearing what Sandberg has to say, because I hope that she wi...

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Homecoming, and Cinnamon Apple Cake
I stand in the kitchen, spoon deep in the batter. My oven is on, not for the first time, but for the first time that involves cake.  Tomorrow, I'd be pulling extra chairs into a living room that is now big enough to fit my entire book group. There is someth...

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Housewarmings
It's been almost a month since we've moved officially to our new house, since our furniture arrived, since we unpacked our knick knacks and clothes and found new homes for kitchen utensils that we're still trying to find again on a regular basis. We've made...

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On Domestic Abuse
I have cried a lot, watching the events of the past week unfold.  More dead Black men. More protests. And then dead police in Dallas. I had a title, but not a post, for a few days: Black and Blue. Like a bruise. Like the result of battering. A domestic abus...

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On Domestic Abuse
I have cried a lot, watching the events of the past week unfold.  More dead Black men. More protests. And then dead police in Dallas. I had a title, but not a post, for a few days: Black and Blue. Like a bruise. Like the result of battering. A domestic abus...

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What Are We Waiting For? (For Orlando, and for all of us)
I have been at loss for words. My Facebook feed is full of "gun control," but also (because I have grown up with, and still talk with, people who are pro-gun-rights) "shooter shoots, not guns."  There are people condemning Muslim terrorists, and Muslim frie...
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