I’m Going To Make Up My Own Word Today


From here on in and forever, I will use any word I want to, made up in any way that fits, because I just saw it done on national television in a one on one discussion of North Korea. When recently interviewed by CNN and asked about the situation and motives behind North Korea’s leader, [...]

Election is Not a Dirty Word (Unless You Have a Speech Impediment)

Just stick it in the slot. (That's what she said.)

The day I turned 18, my father took me down to the local courthouse to register me to vote. This was supposed to be both a symbolic gesture illustrating my role in our democracy and a touching father-daughter bonding experience, but it’s perhaps most meaningful when presented with the following tidbits of information: -I didn’t [...]

Dear Daughter, Please Watch This

The thing is. For real. It doesn’t matter to me. If you’re liberal. Or conservative. A Republican. Democrat. Libertarian. Undecided. Independent. Once upon a time, if you were a woman, you couldn’t vote. Not because you had to go pick up your kids. Or had to work. Or make dinner. You couldn’t vote because you [...]

Glory Days


What happens to dictators when they get old? Do their sunglasses interfere with their advancing macular degeneration?  Has their stance on facial hair changed?

Hummus, Communism, and the Decline of Our Once Great Intellect

There was a time when we were intellectuals to be reckoned with… my brother, sister-in-law, husband and I would sit around the dining table discussing politics, social change and the benefits and disadvantages of living under a wholly capitalist cultural hegemony. I finally realized that we are just not those people anymore.