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Crossing the Political Divide: My Conversation with an Unlikely Trump Voter
This month I was in Washington DC to do a little rabble-rousing with Congress. My friend Sandy Phillips and I caught a cab back to Dulles airport, and that's when we met our cab driver, Yamir. Yamir asked what we were in town for, and I told him we work to ...

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Letter to My Teenage Self
Dear Teen Self, Remember that muggy, summer afternoon when you and your friends sat in a circle on your bedroom floor, your fingers raking through the tired, flattened shag carpet while you all pondered whether you’d still be alive in the year 2000?  (And t...

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  "Women, if the soul of the nation is to be saved, I believe that you must become its soul ."  - Coretta Scott King America ranks 101st globally in percentage of women in the
national legislature.  Let me repeat this: ONE HUNDRED COUNTRIES IN THE WORLD

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Put your broken heart aside and #RESIST
Have you ever heard of the term "MORAL
INJURY"?  This happens when what you believed about the world turns out
not to be true. I learned this term recently at the Women Against Gun Violence Firearms Suicide
Summit. A military psychiatrist explained it to...

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Don't Let Them Take Our Healthcare!
I lived six years without health insurance, due to a pre-existing
condition. What was my pre-existing condition? I had seen a therapist
for depression and anxie ty after my
house burned down. Every insurance company denied me, even after I
appealed annu...

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Sifting Through the Rubble
Lately, I've been sifting through the rubble of what was my former optimistic self, trying to figure out what to make of what I'm filled with since the election, which is mostly this: pain and suffering and despair. Pain is real, and should be acknowledged....

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“Darkness defines the light.” That’s what our yoga/meditation teacher Kristen Eykel said, as we engaged in a deep discussion after a group meditation this
morning. The darkness that is sweeping the country and the world right
now is defining a message for...

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Don"t Tell Me To Get Over It
DON'T TELL ME TO GET OVER IT. Not since George Wallace has a
Presidential candidate run on a platform of hate and divisiveness. (The
difference? Wallace didn’t win. We must have been a more tolerant nation
in the sixties.) If you voted for Trump, regardl...

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What's happened to political decency?
I'm horrified by what I'm seeing in this Presidential election
season. We have lost all decency and decorum. I remember back when
America was appalled that Dan Quayle misspelled the word potato. People
couldn't believe that a man who couldn't spell was V...

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Loving and Losing Stitch
I'm shattered. This morning, our beloved Stitch didn't greet me when I
woke. He didn't come when he heard the can opener, and I thought that
was odd. I called, and he didn't come. Evan and I found him lying still
on the rug in the living room. As long as...
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