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Abortion in the Post-Dobbs Era

June 24th, 2022. It has now been one year since the Dobbs case in which the US Supreme Court nullified a woman’s right to an abortion and left it up to the states. Almost immediately, every state in America enacted anti-abortion laws. Thirteen states, mostly in the South but...

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It’s Juneteeth!

I’m going to start by embarrassing myself – I was many years old before I ever heard of Juneteenth. Many, many years old. I think I know why. My mom was from Massachusetts, where it would not have made sense, so it was not in her repertoire. But from...

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A Father’s Love

Did the radio show interview over Memorial Day weekend and several people called in and said what their favorite stories were. One woman said that her favorite story was "Her Question" about the single father who is explaining boys and love to his thirteen year old daughter. She talked...

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It’s Pride Month!

There has never been a time in my life when I didn’t know someone in the LGBTQ community, so I guess it’s hard for me to understand why the fact that a person is LGBTQ is such a problem to others. When I was young, I had a great...

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AI vs. Authentic Self

A few weeks ago, I saw a service that uses AI to write a blog. And I tested it out. I entered 30 different topics that I have blogged about or planned to blog about. I chose "serious" for the tone, and said to gear it toward older African-American...

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Gun Control and Lost Boys

I read the most interesting article about guns today by Isabel Fattal in the Atlantic Daily. The anniversary of the mass shooting at Uvalde is coming up, and what do we have to show for it? In contrast to the desires of most Americans, who want to see gun...

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A Hook Up, A Hand Up

I saw You People, with its star-studded cast – not just Eddie Murphy – and it definitely had its moments. Sometimes funny, sometimes revealing. For those of you who haven’t seen it, it’s a black woman, Amira, and a Jewish man, Ezra, who have so much in common, that...

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Being an Ally to Native Americans

Once upon a time, there was a wonderful land, with forests and plains and mountains and it was filled with people who lived in harmony with the land. Some were farmers, some were hunters, some built cities, some moved frequently. Sometimes they fought, but generally they shared the land....

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Life as an Engineer

I am back on the road again after a very long dry spell between October and March where I only traveled about once a month. Now that my and my husband’s health issues have all been resolved (two surgeries and a cancer scare), it’s time to get back to...

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