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Writing in the Silence, Speaking for the Voiceless

For fourteen days I have been putting off this blog post because I have been waiting.

I have been waiting, waiting to hear from anyone in the Reece’s Rainbow community who may have met… 657 more words

Yeah, I’m Vegan. Why Aren’t You?

“So, why vegan?” may be the most dreaded three words someone could utter to a vegan, aside from “want some bacon?” It’s akin to asking someone why they ascribe to a certain religious perspective or why they oppose corporal punishment. 477 more words


"I guess I'm done for the day because I'm stupid" or: How not to coach swimming

Nearly a year ago to the day I blogged about my frustration with my son’s swim coach. To wit: I had written in advance to request simple accommodations and to give the coaching team advance information about my son’s preferences. 1,632 more words

Why I am an advocate

Recently I was asked why I’m an advocate for childhood cancer, early onset colorectal cancer and rare diseases. It happened on a day when I was exhausted from chronic pain and just wanted to sit there and do nothing. 306 more words


A path to freedom

It is Ayatollah Khomeini’s early days. Marina Nemat is only 16 when they arrest her, after leading a strike in high school. Sent to prison, she is tortured, and sentenced to death. 651 more words


Faith Rooted Organizing

Faith Rooted Organizing: Mobilizing the Church in Service to the World, Rev. Alexia Salviterria and Peter Heltzel
Up until about 6 months ago, my entire professional life has been working in a faith-based context, either directly at a congregation or working on faith outreach for an advocacy organization.  1,122 more words

Book Reviews


I am used to being called angry. In fact, it is no longer new to me, it has been said behind my back, some have said it to my face and some have jokingly implied it. 757 more words