Category: God help me

Did an entitled high school freshman send healthcare "letter" from "The White House"?

A friend just shared a health care “letter”, sent (seemingly) from “The White House”. Upon reading it, I asked: “Was this written by some lazy, entitled high school freshman?!” Clearly, the letter’s not legit…or is it? I asked my friend from where the letter originally came. He said, “From the same email address that sends the... Read more »

Bloggin' When I Got Nothin'. Using Writing As A Release.

I woke up this morning with the deepest desire to blog. And yet… I have nothing. Nothing certain to write about. No organized thoughts on any one topic. No plan. No roadmap. Nothing that screams, “Write me!” What I do have, it seems, is controlled chaos in my life right now, simmering always under the... Read more »

Some Cold Ass Truth About My White Privilege

Some Cold Ass Truth About My White Privilege
My ass is cold. The bees are swarming. Not a restroom in sight. And it’s only halftime. It’s the first game we’ve played against Deerfield, and we’re already getting crushed. Scanning the bleachers, there must be, what…Forty? Fifty of us? We are parents, grandparents, and dragged-along siblings, watching two middle school soccer teams on the Evanston Township High School football field. “C’mon, boys!”... Read more »
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New Trier Grads, Amidst Fierce Opposition, See Race As Nonpartisan Issue, Advocate For Discussion

New Trier Grads, Amidst Fierce Opposition, See Race As Nonpartisan Issue, Advocate For Discussion
As administrators and organizers at New Trier High School face fierce opposition toward its upcoming February 28th all-day seminar, Understanding Today’s Struggle for Racial Civil Rights, one vocal opposition group in particular, referring to itself as Parents of New Trier, created this website with the tagline, “Because New Trier’s All School Seminar Day is Biased,... Read more »

If Trump Made An OKCupid Online Dating Profile

If Trump Made An OKCupid Online Dating Profile
DJTsexy1600 Age: 69 Washington, D.C. Basics: White, speaks English (The number one language, comprendo?), never smokes, doesn’t drink, doesn’t do drugs, and avoids taxes (More money for you, Honey. Am I right?). Education: Attended New York Military Academy, Fordham and Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. Religion: Presbyterian, but not important (and I’m not... Read more »

How Meryl Streep Owned Golden Globes With Class And Nailed D.J. "Bully" Trump's Pathetic Ass

How Meryl Streep Owned Golden Globes With Class And Nailed D.J. "Bully" Trump's Pathetic Ass
With thanks to the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, Meryl Streep last night accepted the 2017 Cecil B. DeMille Award for outstanding contributions to the world of entertainment. And, with characteristic poise and serenity, Streep reminded the rapt Golden Globes audience — as well as millions of viewers — that Hollywood, foreigners, and the press are... Read more »
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"It really don't matter what you say...we ain't gonna believe you anyway." --Rural, Christian, White America

"It really don't matter what you say...we ain't gonna believe you anyway." --Rural, Christian, White America
This is a companion piece to The Dark Rigidity of Fundamentalist Rural America: A View From the Inside (Forsetti’s Justice, Alternet, Rawstory.com, 11.22.16). I wasn’t prepared for such intense emotions upon reading the article above, in which the author stacked the longstanding, inflexible views of rural, Christian, white America like wet bales of hay — which are, ironically, known to spontaneously combust — suggesting there’s... Read more »

Heartbreaking Message of Hope to High School Students Day After Election

Heartbreaking Message of Hope to High School Students Day After Election
Today, following yesterday’s Presidential Election, Evanston Township High School Superintendent Dr. Eric Witherspoon shared a message of hope and belonging to students over the P.A. system, then to families via email. I believe every young person in America deserves to hear these words always — but especially today.   Good morning, E-Town – This is Dr. Witherspoon. Once in a while... Read more »

Evanston: Loaded Shotgun Near School Triggers Community's Anger, Shame, Grief, And Compassion

Evanston: Loaded Shotgun Near School Triggers Community's Anger, Shame, Grief, And Compassion
I do not know him. I do not know his circumstances. I do not know his story. All I need to know is he was arrested near my children’s school, steps from my home, carrying a loaded shotgun. I stayed up half the night trying to find the right way to share my feelings about... Read more »
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The groping and the boy across the hall

The year was 1986. I was 18 years old, a senior in high school, on spring break with 10 of my friends. It happened sometime between 5 and 9 pm. Our Ft. Lauderdale hotel was cheap, filled with other spring breakers just like us, room after room of young, hormonal bodies. We’d pooled our hard-earned... Read more »
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