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  • Dear men…

    Dear men of any age who live with women, Congratulations on being selected as a worthy partner for cohabitation or marriage. Out of the pool of your peers, you have been selected to be loved and cherished above all others (or at least to share...
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  • Guns, movies and bag checks

    I’m a big fan of Amy Schumer. I love her stand-up and could hardly wait to see her movie. Almost the second it was out, I heard about another mass shooting. Yep, another angry white man with a gun. This time it happened in Lafayette,...
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  • Vocal fry with a side of adulting

    Women aren’t the only ones using vocal fry. It isn’t just hipsters and indie music hosts. It’s everywhere. Vocal fry is the breathy, vibrating of the vocal cords that produce this slowed down, creaky and weary voice. The first time I heard of vocal fry...
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  • A Quiverfull of sperm

    The Quiverfull movement is not an extreme form of Christian Fundamentalism based on Jesus – it’s a Sperm Cult. First, the Quiverfulls are based on massive reproduction and patriarchy. They eschew birth control and family planning. This cult is all about spreading the baby batter,...
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  • For me, loss is like gunshot to a veteran

    I watched West Wing, Season 2, Episode 10, on Netflix where Josh Lyman blows up at everyone because he relives the trauma of being shot. The trigger was the brass quintet that he “heard” as sirens. He even freaked out during the cello solo of...
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  • Making sense of illness, or “Stupid Cancer”

    OK, New Age friends, which pompous ass guru decided to spread that auto-immune disorders are because you don’t love yourself enough? And cancer comes because you hold anger? Did you know choking comes after you’re throat punched for such stupidity? Yes, your asshat guru is plain...
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  • Abortion-Smishsmortion — an open letter to Congress

    Sen. Lindsay Graham, et al… How noble you are for wanting to stop abortions at 20 weeks. You must feel all powerful, like a super hero waging war against the dregs of society… (You know, fertile women.)  I mean, you and your mansplaining of things...
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  • Brain fog

    Imagine the tulle fog hovering over the vast stretches of farmland, rolling onto the roads like a slow, heavy blanket. Imagine the traffic slowing and slowing.  A big piece of farm equipment, ahead in the road – a backup of lights. This is brain fog....
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  • The road to recovery

    What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger… Pain is weakness leaving the body…  Just do it, then do more… As a reluctant athlete, I’ve heard it all. Each has its place in motivation, but none really works for the reluctant athlete, the overweight, the under-exercised,...
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