Category Archives: Musings & Rants: Life, Parenting, Relationships

During the Age of Corona, Walk Like You Drive

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If we are going to get through the next few months with our (mental) health intact, we all need a bit of exercise and sunshine. But narrow sidewalks can bring us well within six feet other walkers. By walking like … Continue reading

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Debating Abortion – Valerie Tarico and Chris Christian on the Right to Reason Podcast

Psychologist and author Valerie Tarico takes the stance that abortion access is an afirmative social and moral good that serves wellbeing. Divinity student Chris Christan argues that abortion should be morally forbidden and illegal. https://therighttoreason.podbean.com/e/debating-abortion/

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ExMuslim and Gay: We Don’t Fit Anywhere

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I want my American LGBTQ community to see that people like us exist. O. C.  (not his real initials) was raised in Pakistan in a devout Muslim family. By the time he was eight or nine, he knew there was … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Love and Partnership for Two College-Age Daughters

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A mom, on her 25th anniversary, offers her daughters some scraps of advice. September 1, 2016: I’m sitting at the dining room table wrapped in a too-big fleece that was hanging on my hook in the hall, one that belongs … Continue reading

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Hey Young Women – Think Twice about Changing Your Name

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Imagine a female presidential candidate whose name reminds people of her independent existence rather than her marital status. Much of America appears to think that Bill Clinton is up for a third term—that Hillary in the Oval Office is really a … Continue reading

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What My Kids Learned about Economics from Soccer

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  We all get told that capitalism is dog eat dog.  But competition takes teamwork, and kids can learn a lot about economics from sports. So can adults. What if we actually applied what we learned on the soccer field about rules, cheaters, sportsmanship, and … Continue reading

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Is the Hijab a Symbol of Diversity or a Symbol of Oppression?

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Coca-Cola’s America the Beautiful ad on Super Bowl Sunday aimed to be a celebration of diversity, showcasing the many ethnicities that make up our modern social fabric. Right wing pundits jumped on the ad as a symbol that White Christian … Continue reading

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