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To Kill a Mockingbird is Apropos Again. And Again.

It is about justice for Michael Brown. Even more, for many, it’s also about preventing future Darren Wilsons. And I believe that in order to do that, we have to work hard. Everyday. To confront our own biases (yes, you) and … Continue reading

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We both know it: I am NOT Trayvon’s Mother

See now, here’s the thing. I did the hoodie picture. I wept for the teenaged boys I taught. I wrote about how they were getting frisked for hanging out while being brown. I got angry. I got angry. I got … Continue reading

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Preventing Gun Violence In Any Way We Can…Regardless of Politics

I can’t tell you how miserable this video compilation from Moms Demand Action for Gunsense in America makes me.  It’s been an exhausting, educational, heart-wrenching four months since I started working with the NJ Chapter. And somehow, more than other … Continue reading

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Nipples: they won’t actually poke your eye out, you know.

The first hint I had that nipples were on the menu at the Oscars was a tweet that mentioned Anne Hathaway on the red carpet. And when I took a look at mentions of her nipples all over twitter, there was … Continue reading

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Lament: The Art of Research Lost and Found

When I was still teaching high school English, I used to get occasional research papers with the URL from which the words had been stolen printed at the bottom. I don’t know if the students thought I was a complete … Continue reading

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The Chai Cycle is On Call

The Hurricane Super-Storm Sandy disruptions to NJ Transit and electricity seem miniscule when held up against the destruction and loss of life on the Jersey Shore and Staten Island and the other heavily impacted areas. (I use heavily in a relative … Continue reading

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Glad I Saw It: Grab and Go Lunch

Anyone who follows me on Twitter knows that I’m obsessed with the coffee and hummos and hot sauce sandwich at Red Eye Cafe.  I’ve also got a simmering adoration for the Carrot Protein Drink at Le Salbuen. But that doesn’t … Continue reading

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My Privileged Anxiety

I hate change. Surprises suck, too.  Do not – and I really mean this – do not ever throw me a surprise party.  I’m not the type of person who says, “No, no. Don’t make a big deal.” when I … Continue reading

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Glad I Saw It: Traveling Chai

We don’t do the ice cream truck thing unless it’s a true kids-freaking-out-and-I-must-stay-sane emergency.  But Mama sure does like some chai. So you can imagine how thrilled I was to send the kids into Edgemont Park’s All Children’s Playground while … Continue reading

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