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The first weeks of 2019 have been heavily fraught. With the longest government shutdown in our country’s history, factions creating upheaval in the Women’s March, and the most recent controversy over a group of Catholic high schoolers facing down a Native American elder, it’s hard to figure out what voices to listen to. Since this … Continue reading Zoom Out

Is my kid a…racist??

Last weekend I took my youngest to a new dance class. She’s been trying her ballet and tap shoes on for days. It’s adorable. I asked her afterwards if she enjoyed the class and if she liked the teacher. As she rolled around the rug in her little pink tutu, she looked up with her … Continue reading Is my kid a…racist??

A Tale of Culture and Health Care (i.e. My Big Fat Scary ER Experience)

About a month ago, I went for a run and had chest pains. I assumed I’d pulled a muscle in my chest, something I had done once before. I took some ibuprofen, slathered Ben Gay on myself, and figured it would heal. The chest pains continued for several weeks to the point that I couldn’t … Continue reading A Tale of Culture and Health Care (i.e. My Big Fat Scary ER Experience)