Category Archives: Activism

Tugboat: How to Be One (and Why)

Yesterday, I woke up to a frustrated post by my 26-year-old son, asking for some reinforcement on the Facebook page for Buckland Hills Mall where he works. He and a group of other mall employees had been posting for hours, … Continue reading

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Is there an “acceptable level” of violence in our society?

I guess, duh, the answer would be yes.  Look at video games, right? Let me ask it in a different way. Is there an “acceptable level” of violence when face-to-face with another human being in non-combat situations, where the parties … Continue reading

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The time I got assaulted at a Newt rally

Me, just prior to being assaulted by Random Newt Staffer It was to be one of the last events of our weekend at Occupy the New Hampshire Primary. We had made signs, chatted with Ron Paul supporters, and danced to … Continue reading

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You say burka, they say burqa, I say nothing at all. Until now.

…This post was written at the merciful end of an abusive relationship with a man who, as it turned out, had multiple diagnoses, including alcoholism, bipolar disorder, and borderline personality disorder. This anger was exactly what I needed to feel … Continue reading

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