Category Archives: Social Issues

#WhyIDidntReport

Note: this post contains information about sexual assault. While it is deliberately not graphic, it still may be detailed enough to be disturbing or upsetting. It is also a huge risk for me emotionally to share this information, but I … Continue reading

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Y is for Millenials aka Generation Y

I’m playing fast and loose with the letter Y (much like I did yesterday with the letter X). I’d like to share some quick thoughts on Generation Y, also known as Millenials. These are commonly accepted to be people who … Continue reading

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U is for Upstanders

Part of my job as instructional technology resource teacher is to do technology safety lessons for students in grades 3 – 8 in order to meet our state mandate. For the most part, I really enjoy putting these lessons together, … Continue reading

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I is for Infidelity

I have written about infidelity before, and it was interesting to go back and read what I wrote a few years ago because my attitude hasn’t changed one bit. I have a pretty unorthodox and unpopular view of infidelity. I … Continue reading

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Women Skip the Gym? Duh!

I saw this article this morning that said 65% of women avoid going to the gym for fear of being judged. The article went on to explain the myriad reasons women avoid the gym, everything from not looking fit enough … Continue reading

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Sexual Harassment?

Since the whole Harvey Weinstein story broke, there has been a surge of stories about high profile men accused of all kinds of sexual misconduct. This has got me thinking about how common this behavior actually is and what exactly … Continue reading

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Stop Pretending Like You Care

One of the people I follow on Instagram is Ashley Graham. If you don’t know who she is, she is a plus sized model — and I hate having to use that qualifier. Why can’t we just say model? The … Continue reading

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My Reasons Why: Thirteen Reasons Why

Note: I am not an expert in drug or alcohol counseling. I am not a psychiatrist, psychologist, social worker, or any other kind of counselor. I do not have any expertise in assisting suicidal individuals. All I am is a … Continue reading

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Trick or Treat

It’s that time of year — pumpkin spice lattes are available everywhere and people are planning their Halloween costumes for trick or treating and parties. What do you want to be this year? A princess? Cheerleader? Ghost? Witch? Or maybe … Continue reading

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Now You’ve Got My Attention

I have spent years in blissful ignorance, in peaceful complacency, in feeble excuses. I remember Lori Dann, so many years ago in Winnetka. Columbine. Northern Illinois University. Fort Hood. Gabby Giffords in Tuscon. Aurora, Colorado, movie theater. Sikh temple in … Continue reading

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