Meeting a Marine Raider

I didn’t quite know what expect. The drive had taken me on circuitous route from the Twin Cities to well…

You Can Help Eliminate a Public School’s Lunch Debt

If you want to help eliminate one school’s lunch debt, click here and donate. (Heck, if this takes off, maybe…

When You’re a Woman, Personal Space Doesn’t Exist

As a woman, I am again and again reminded that I’m not allowed the luxury of personal space. Everything is…

It’s Time for Democrats to Get Their Shit Together

Yesterday, Deputy DNC Chairman and US Congressman Keith Ellison stated that former prez Obama is partially to blame for not…

Mommy and Her Persian Family: What It’s Like for Recent Immigrants in Trump’s America

Last night the woman I married 32 years ago walked into the living room where I was preparing my American…

What It’s Like to Live in a Place Where Abortion is Illegal: The Story of My Home Abortion in Ireland

The cat sat in front of me, her eyes locked on mine. She mewled, and when I failed to respond…