Category Archives: politics

Hello 2016

The past few days I’ve been thinking about some kind of “best of 2015” post, and I have to say I didn’t get very far. Whatever I wanted to say about the year I think I said here already. One … Continue reading

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Grand Jury

I’m on kind of a narrative kick these days. Interested in how true stories and fictional stories are being told. How we are making meaning. I took a hit on reddit for my Serial post claiming there are responsible ways … Continue reading

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The Verdict

The first news I heard when I woke up yesterday was the verdict in the George Zimmerman case. My heart was heavy. I know what message this sends to black boys even if it was actually just a matter of … Continue reading

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Festival Days

Every year we wonder how much longer our parish in St. Joseph will be able to maintain its large Fourth of July festival. My husband Steve is one of the chairs of the Joeburger Stand, one of the most popular … Continue reading

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Our Shame

Hardly ever do I see starkly the disconnect between something that really matters and what I’m being fed by the media. Usually my days play out like this: the media (NPR mostly) tells me what is important and what is … Continue reading

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An Actual/Virtual Dystopia

Something happened on Sunday that shook me up, as it seemed to mark a change or shift in the way the world operates that is deeply unsettling. A number of people were posting on Facebook about the suicide of Canadian … Continue reading

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Fracking Sand

We’ve just returned from a week in Texas. It was a wonderful trip, and we got a good sense of East, North and Central Texas. One of the most interesting experiences was visiting a place where they¬†“produce” sand for fracking. … Continue reading

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