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Finding The In-Between. Day 8 of 365

Which life would you rather live? One filled with connections, activity, and motion? Or one of autonomy, calm, and stillness? Thankfully, we don’t have to choose one lifestyle over the other, since an authentic life isn’t black or white. And yet, what’s been happening in our country strikes me as profoundly so — this visceral sense of “we’re right” and... Read more »

One year later. How the Women's March changed me. Part 2

[Please click here to read Part 1] In January 2017, upon my return from the Women’s March, I realized I no longer feared living my life as a single woman. I’d been separated for more than a year and was finalizing a divorce, but when I returned from D.C., I felt — perhaps for the first time... Read more »

One year later. How the 2017 Women's March changed me. Part 1

[Click Here To Read Part 2] Why is it that, as women, we’re encouraged to downplay our accomplishments? Why do so many of us feel uncomfortable expressing success,  strength, and growth? And why is self-confidence something women tiptoe around? I don’t have all the answers to these questions, but I’m sharing what I’ve accomplished since... Read more »
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Truth? I have never watched Game Of Thrones. I don't even know what it's about. Turns out, it's a bit of a Trump trigger that I never even saw coming.

Truth? I have never watched Game Of Thrones. I don't even know what it's about. Turns out, it's a bit of a Trump trigger that I never even saw coming.
Everyone’s talking about the Game Of Thrones finale. Not me. I don’t get Game Of Thrones. I guess I don’t get GOT. I don’t know what these characters are up to, or why they wear what they do. I don’t know what the fuss is about, or why it’s so popular. Makes me feel a... Read more »

Illinois finally has a budget, Gov Rauner. Time to pick up your pen, sign this PANDAS / PANS bill into law, and help kids with brain inflammation get the medical care they deserve.

[From the press release I just wrote, urging Republican Governor Bruce Rauner to sign House Bill 2721 into law] ILLINOIS TO BECOME 1st STATE REQUIRING INSURERS COVER TREATMENT FOR CHILDHOOD POST-INFECTIOUS DISORDERS PANDAS/PANS CHICAGO, ILLINOIS – JULY 7, 2017 Families with sick children are eagerly awaiting Governor Bruce Rauner to sign House Bill 2721 into... Read more »

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 »
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White Privilege And Systemic Racism In Suburban America

White Privilege And Systemic Racism In Suburban America
As organizers at New Trier High School defend a day-long diversity seminar, planned for February 28th, parents and alumnae like Francesca Gazzolo, Gracee Wallach, Mia Neumann and Cookie Belknap Fernandez openly address the school’s lack of diversity. Here’s a comparison of New Trier versus its longtime rival and neighbor to the south, Evanston Township High... Read more »

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 »
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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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