Category Archives: Activism

#TimesUp: It’s all connected.

Surprising reaction. At first, it was an emphatic GOOD. Then as I typed #TimesUp, I started tearing up. And by the time I’d hit “send,” tears were in attendance. Why? Was it simply the relief that it wasn’t the five … Continue reading

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Review: GIRLS LIKE US by Randi Pink

These days, despite the very real threats to women’s bodily autonomy throughout the USA, both current, as depicted in Dawn Porter’s TRAPPED, and anticipated, as a multitude of court cases approach the newly conservative-leaning SCOTUS, many women don’t truly believe … Continue reading

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Review: Cannabis – The Illegalization of Weed in America

Cannabis: The Illegalization of Weed in America, Box Brown’s impassioned history lesson about Cannabis and its journey towards illegalization, takes readers from ancient religious traditions in India (see an excerpt here) to Mexico to opaque motivations and actions on the … Continue reading

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In Order To Form a More Compassionate Union

Thank you to Maya Wiley for a thoughtful, empathetic, in-depth response to last night’s callous and heinous performance of the current occupant of the Oval Office regarding Dr. Blasey Ford. This clip ends with Maya Wiley saying: “What we saw today … Continue reading

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Glad I Saw It: Lonely Dictator

I noticed this sticker on a local post box, and it made me stop and think. And as I’m trying to remain open-minded in a world that screams at me to further polarize, I snapped a photo to give myself … Continue reading

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Another One: The Reality of Numbness and What To Do and What To Say

After today’s school shooting in Texas, a friend shared that she was disturbed by her lack of emotional reaction to the event. It’s been a cycle that can be played out in shock and denial, horror, anger, helplessness, and throwing … Continue reading

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RBG is an Inspiring and Instructive Must See

The new documentary RBG is a Must See if you believe in The U.S. Constitution, incremental but meaningful forward change that lasts, and the power of focus, love, and laughter. It screened recently as part of The Montclair Film Festival, and … Continue reading

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23 Years Ago, in Montclair

In the 90’s, I remember hearing the phrase “Going Postal” used as almost amusing hyperbole when someone seemed a little too upset about what felt like a minor issue. I remember hearing about unbelievable incidents in passing, trying to explain … Continue reading

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I am holding your hand.

I feel like we need to hear this today.  Current public discourse and breaking news and personal tragedies and life stresses and national events and expectations of action and more and more and more, empties our reserves and shreds our … Continue reading

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Don’t be like FEMA ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

Shrugging and poking fun at authoritarian behavior, clicking on Facebook posts about ICE demanding to see identification on domestic Amtrak trains with an angry emoji and calling it activism, and succumbing to ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ over calling and marching isn’t the only unlearned … Continue reading

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