I listen to a lot of podcasts. I listen while walking the dog, or mowing the lawn, or even--if I remember my headphones--while I'm grocery shopping. Sometimes, when I just can't deal with the news anymore, I turn off NPR and turn on a podcast. So I love when I find a podcast that's been … Continue reading A Stroll Through History with The Dollop
I'd say you had to be there, but it's actually pretty great a week later...
Last weekend, my boyfriend and I headed to the rock climbing gym as per usual. We donned our gear, chalked up our hands, and hit the wall. There were a dozen or so new routes in the back corner of the gym, and after a warm up, we headed over to check them out. If … Continue reading A Rock Climbing Fable for the Ages
I missed this commercial during the actual Super Bowl, but my boyfriend started describing it to me, and I started crying. To be fair, I'd been fighting back tears since Lady Gaga got on that roof to sing "This Land Is Your Land," but if I wasn't already a devout Subaru owner, Audi would be … Continue reading Happy Sunday:For the Girls
Yesterday, Senator Elizabeth Warren was silenced by Senator Mitch McConnell during debate over Jeff Sessions nomination as Attorney General. Because Seantor Warren is a badass, she just went on Facebook Live and read the letter from Coretta Scott King she was going to read in the debate. Then McConnell gave women the mantra we've been … Continue reading Nevertheless, She Persisted
Maybe I'll move to Denmark when Climate Change eventually pushes me out of my coastal state.
I've said it before and I'll say it again, I'm addicted to podcasts. And lately my listening tastes have leaned toward the political. Here's the thing, skimming your Facebook and Twitter feeds isn't really informing you. Even if you're clicking through to actually read some of those articles, they can only do so much. … Continue reading Political Podcast Picks
When this publishes I'll be on my first real vacation in years. Sure I've taken a long weekend here and there to go to Maine or down to the beach, but this time I'm actually getting on a plane (which I hate doing) and going to a place where it's warmer to swim with Manatees … Continue reading I’m Going Solar, So Should You
I read Dreamer by Charles Johnson in college and it has stuck with me ever since. It's earned a permanent space on my bookshelf, where real estate is precious. If we're lucky, we learn a lot about the history of Martin Luther King Jr. but it's hard to imagine the pressure he was under. You … Continue reading Suggested Reading for MLK Day
My boyfriend is hard to buy gifts for. Not because he "has everything"--in fact, it's just the opposite. He makes an effort to shop ethically, which, mostly means not supporting brands that use sweatshop labor. For the first year or so of our relationship this meant he mostly shopped at second-hand stores or bought things made … Continue reading 5 Reasons to Keep Shopping at L.L.Bean
I've been listening to this song a lot lately, and have yet to get through it without shedding a tear or two. I'm a sucker for a simple song of gratitude. I hope it brings some joy to your day--which may be spent arguing about politics with your family. And maybe, when you're done, give some … Continue reading Happy Thanksgiving: No Hard Feelings
Twelve years ago a sassy little orange cat forced her way into my friend's apartment and refused to leave. After a brief flirtation with trying to be a cat person, she gave up and I adopted the feline. I named her Ruby (technically Rubia--because she was blonde). I was 23, and living with two roommates. … Continue reading Saying Goodbye