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Why I’m Marching Again

This time it’s not for me That’s me and my husband, rabble-rousing again Life isn’t entirely comfortable for a progressive in Idaho these days — if it ever has been. On the other hand, life isn’t entirely comfortable for anybody…

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Mother’s Day is Awkward

I can’t be the only one who feels that way Don’t get me wrong; I love the cards and flowers What mother doesn’t enjoy being treated by her offspring? Mothering is hard work with high stakes, with brutal hours, a…

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Things For Which You Forget to be Grateful

Just look around; they’re everywhere In my gratitude practice, here’s what I’ve noticed Maybe “practice” is too lofty a term. I don’t claim any specialness when it comes to spiritual mojo or mental hygiene. I’ve simply developed a nightly habit:…

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Hey, Conservative Guy

Can we talk? Psst. Over here It’s me, the spiky-haired liberal woman with the “SNFLAK” license plate (SNOWFLAKE: get it? See, not all of us libs take ourselves too seriously). Before you roll your eyes and turn away, let’s acknowledge…

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Happiness: A Radical Act

silhouette photography of group of people jumping during golden time

Living lightly in dark times There’s no end of reasons to be unhappy In this third spring of the pandemic, we are only just emerging, or so we hope, into some semblance of our old freedoms. As we begin to…

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