Stand Up. Show Up. Speak Up.

RISE UP. Look at the world around you from the lens of another. Look at it from beyond the confines of your immediate circle. Look past the pressures of your own immediate needs. Do so without judgment or bias. Look with fresh eyes, an open mind, and an open heart. See the turmoil. See the injustice. See the hatred. See the fear. Push hard against the tough skin of that

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Pandemic raising toxic relationships from the dead?

There is a reason old relationships are left behind to die. I don’t just mean romantic relationships—all relationships: friendships, familial, and romantic. Maybe you know why it happened, maybe you don’t. And I get it. We’re all feeling the pain of loneliness and isolation. Trying to fill hours, days, weeks, and months with something, anything. Stuck with a lot of time on our hands to reflect and reminiscence. This pandemic

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Worrying about in-person classes this school year? There may be other options

This year has been a train wreck. Many of our kids lost weeks and months of schooling. Now the new school year is upon us and there is this insane push to resume in-person classes and student busing at a time when COVID-19 cases are continuing to rise. If your school district is planning to resume in-person classes and you’re nervous or torn about it, you should know that there

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Dude, Where’s My President? OK, I’ll Just Be Biden My Time

It’s so crazy my mind keeps trying to explain it away as some sort of alternate reality dimension but, alas, this is life in America today. And let’s be real, during the run to the 2016 election, this is exactly the sort of insanity we predicted would happen and why we worked so hard trying to keep Humpty Trumpty out of that big white house in DC. If only more

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Social Distancing in the Era of COVID: Even Loners Struggle to Cope

COVID got me like “Bam! Knew you were full of sh*t!” All those years of typical loner attitude and introversion just weren’t quite enough to prepare me for this long haul social distancing. I used to dream about how nice it would be living away from people, not having to interact with anyone and just living my life. But I still live in a neighborhood surrounded by people. I don’t

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