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Influenced by Tony Robbins

“Life is a gift, and it offers us the privilege, opportunity, and responsibility to give something back by becoming more.” – Tony Robbins

For many years I never saw life as a gift, I saw life as a treadmill.  1,940 more words

I'm changing my name. (Don't freak out, folks. Read to the very end.)

Right here and now, I’d like to make an announcement. I’m changing my name.

I can hear the protests now – “but why would you want to change such a beautiful name?” (All props go to my parents – I’ve always loved my name and the fact that I was named for a woman in a novel whose strength my mother admired.) 608 more words

Reflections on my education.

One of the things that I am most appreciative of at this point in my life is the fact that I grew up in a public education setting.   1,220 more words


Rant: Use the word "bigot" as necessary

This is absolutely a rant. This is about privilege and bigotry, language, and diplomacy vs. name calling. In this blog I explore the reasons the transgender issue in the United States is not a matter of “opinion” and why it is ok to leverage name calling (the word “bigot”) against the privileged as necessary.



The chemical reaction on the board seemed to be worthless, the scribbling of pens over papers, the screeching of chalk over the board and the teacher’s voice, so monotonous ,so repelling I didn’t seem to pay heed. 314 more words


What It Means to be Privileged

Privilege (as defined by Merriam-Webster): a right or immunity granted as a peculiar benefit, advantage, or favor :  prerogative; especially such a right or immunity attached specifically to a position or an office. 819 more words