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Troubled

Let him who seeks continue seeking until he finds. When he finds, he will become troubled. When he becomes troubled, he will be astonished.-The Gospel of Thomas When I showed up for work on Friday afternoon my co-instructor, Caroline, asked me how I was and I said, it’s been a rough week. And she asked […]

Happy day to mothers, women, grown daughters (yes that’s me, sorry for making this holiday about me)

I think there should be a word for when a woman reaches the age at which her mother birthed her. Some ideas: Mumday. Momage. Maternal return. Materological age. Matriarchable. (omg please help.) To be that age is to live in a palindrome, time folded in half, where stories are told backwards and forwards from the […]

Frenemy

It’s a story that’s been told and a story that’s been lived: those in power pit the poor against the poor. We get distracted fighting over scraps and we forget that we’re actually in this together. Win or lose. Either we’re all about to get really good health care. Or we’re all about to be […]