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Words With Friends

I play first, and I play the word “vet,” which is what I wanted to be when I was a little girl. He plays “raja,” which (I now know, because I looked it up) means a king or prince in India. I play “zap,” he plays “vat,” and we have exhausted…

The Enduring Legacy of 4-H

But what does an organization with rural roots offer today’s tech-savvy youth? Modern 4-H project areas include science, technology, engineering, health, citizenship, and of course, agriculture, yet its expansive reach is only part of the…

:-Bronies Before Cronies

A Modern Day Pride and PrejudiceBrony FashionBronyCon — the world’s largest convention for and by fans of the animated TV series My Little Pony:Friendship is Magic— was being held in Baltimore in 2013, and my 14-year-old, self-proclaimed…

A Not So Funny Story

I thought racism was dead, but clearly, I was wrong.Image from Jezebel.comThere’s really not much left to say about Roseanne at this point. It would be about as futile as pointing out the many, many problems of Donald Trump who basically…

Our Dads Are Cool, They Have Guns

After spending the day with two of her best friends, my fifth grader walked into the kitchen and stood there, looking sad.What’s up?7 & 11 said their dads are cool because they have guns. They said daddy wouldn’t be able to protect us…

Plantar Fasciitis Takes Over Our Lives

The tendonitis slowly resolved. As you’ve most likely seen, a lot of life entails your thumbs. Some day I’ll scroll by child photos pain-free!Determine 2. Most life actions contain utilizing your thumbs.In the meantime, this tiny human was…

I Don’t Want You To Fix Me

That’s not why I’m here.Image via PexelsIt’s inevitable. Because I write openly about my feelings and life with depression, mental illness, and autism, it is inevitable that someone--or a few someones--will feel bad for me and try to give…
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