Category: Civics

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Obviously

I don’t tend to talk much. Especially when things strike me as obvious. Why state something if it is obvious? But we have long been in the realm of the ridiculous. So I feel...

Getting Back to ABCs

Sometimes I can be a bit naive, and there are certain moments when it is crystal clear to me how much I do not know. All of this talk of statues has brought on...

Nonnegotiables

Apparently there are “many sides” contributing to our problems. Since the election, I’ve been thinking about how to best communicate with at least some of those sides. I’ve read and seen that discussing facts...

Hitting a Wall

No, not that wall. A figurative wall. It’s been about a month since my last post. There have been a ton of things that have happened in the world of Trump during that time....

What the hell did he say?

My family thinks I’m a little crazy. I know because they’ve told me that.  And they are right. I set off the smoke alarms in the house the other day while I was cooking...

A Message to Reject

Lately, the message to women has been more than a little disheartening. First and foremost, the person who was somehow elected president, over a highly qualified woman, has groped women in the past and...

Committees and Reports

Towards the end of my career, I told my friend/boss/co-worker that I didn’t want to be a manager. And I didn’t want to be a project leader. I didn’t want to lead period. I...

Meetings

Guys. I’ve been going to meetings. With people. That is just so far outside my comfort zone. The first one was a virtual town hall with Niki Tsongas. Virtual meaning it took place over...

Friends and Their Votes

Sunday night was not going well at all. In addition to my team being down 28-3 late in the 3rd, my new friends on Twitter (who share my political views) made it clear THEY DO...