Category Archives: Social Issues

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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There Are Worse Things, Right?

All the brouhaha over Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert’s divorce got me to thinking…. Side note: I really don’t care one bit about their divorce. Personally, any time a marriage is held up to the spotlight as fairy tale perfect … Continue reading

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Fifty Shades of Whatevs

I read, okay devoured, the Fifty Shades of Grey books when they came out. I loved them. I enjoyed reading them. They were fun to talk about with others who had read them. I loved the Twilight books so it … Continue reading

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Happy Holidays

It’s that time of year again, the time to start seeing angry posts from people complaining about how the phrase “Merry Christmas” has been banned from use in our society. The posts usually consist of memes bemoaning the fact that … Continue reading

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Meet the Vets

Today I had the opportunity to do ┬ásomething that I would normally not have the chance to do. I spent my day at Channahon Junior High listening to veterans speak about their military experiences and answer questions from students. It … Continue reading

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Sorry Not Sorry

So I just saw this article on “skinny shaming“. As a plus-sized woman, I suppose I should agree with the spirit of the article. I know how it feels to be made fun of because of appearance or body size … Continue reading

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Everything in Moderation

I believe in gay marriage and gay rights. I think people who are gay have not made a choice to be gay. I don’t think there is any valid religious argument against homosexuality. Gay rights are civil rights. And while … Continue reading

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It’s All in the Spin

Saw this on Twitter this morning. A parent was arrested for disorderly conduct at a school board meeting where he was protesting a book his daughter was reading. Let me get this out of the way first — I think … Continue reading

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Blogging A to Z — Y: Yes

I know I’ve written about this before, but I think it’s important enough to write about again. I heard a news story this morning about the newly launched website Not Alone: Together Against Sexual Assault. I am not the least … Continue reading

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