On Patriotism and Making Things go Boom

While the state of California may literally be on fire, the rest of our nation is too, at least figuratively.  The Muslim Ban was ruled constitutional, immigrant children still haven’t been reunited with their parents, central American women seeking asylum from the brutal forces of gang violence and rape are no longer welcome here, and, … Continue reading On Patriotism and Making Things go Boom

All the Motivation Women Everywhere Need for Semester Two

It is said that the second semester in college puts senior apathy to shame.  It’s cold, for one thing, in most places.  January and February are long, dark winter months full of snow and ice.  Once it all melts into spring, no one wants to stay inside and do their homework. But now, you’re going … Continue reading All the Motivation Women Everywhere Need for Semester Two

On Incubators, Citizenship, and Quiet December Evenings

I used to believe in the power of social media.  I remember my mother, smiling, on the day that marriage equality was legalized across all fifty states.  She told me that social media had done it, that Facebook and Twitter, of all platforms of communication, had saved the day. We were all thinking it.  Looking … Continue reading On Incubators, Citizenship, and Quiet December Evenings