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The New Feminism

Yes, I do love Harry Potter, thank you very much. And because of the fame of the boy who would not die, out from the walls of Hogwarts (besides the poltergeists of course), comes a new brand of feminism which just might rock our world (as you can see from the video below):     Not surprisingly, this post…

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In the Name of Frozen Lasagna, Love Thy Community!

A Community Living Post A Brief History of the Lasagna   You might have thought lasagnas were invented in Italy, but they weren’t. They were created back when cavemen took their fat-honking clubs, beat down saber-tooth tigers and shared a chunk of the meat with the their homo-something grunting friends.  The noun “lasagna” evolved with…

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The Ice Cream Flavor Where We Are Moving (and It is Not Milwaukee)

A year ago, my husband received a call from an HR chick who had actually called him eight months earlier. It was about an opportunity in Milwaukee–yes, that frozen tundra–that had fallen off the radar. Very quickly, many seemingly perfect things fell into place and blocks dissolved away, which made it feel like it was just shy of…

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Community Living: How To Talk About Adoption/Fostering

  I recently read the post Six Comments about Adoption That Can Be Offensive focused on helping individuals recognize insensitivity when talking about adoption/fostering. Although I appreciated the intent of this post–highlighting what can be offensive–after I read it I felt like I might screw anything up I’d say to an adoptive or fostering family.   Even so,…

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How To Collect Bras For Free The Girls

This year as part of the Little Black Dress Project, I am excited to announce we are also collecting Bras for Free the Girls though the month of March! I am always fascinated by normal people coming up with great ideas that change the world, and Free the Girls undoubtedly falls into this category. Why…

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Action Idea: Pass This Stand-Alone Sex Trafficking Law

Today, with the Kids are Not For Sale Coalition, supporters all over Virginia are hoping to spread the word loud and clear: LET’S FINALLY PASS THIS! THERE ISN’T A STAND-ALONE SEX TRAFFICKING LAW IN VIRGINIA BUT WE NEED ONE!   Okay, be honest. Did you know that?   A few years back before our organization became NOVA…

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My Book Guru & With–Reimagining the Way I’ve Related To God (Part 1)

Fousin, My Book Guru Some people offer book advice and and your subtle nod of ‘yes,’ is actually an emphatic, but polite, declaration that there is no way on God’s green earth that is going to happen! Then there are the people who offer you books and you read them just because that person is…

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Memories From Sand: Making Christmas Meaningful

The Freak-Out   This week in December just FREAKS. ME. OUT.   All of the sudden the Christmas everything is happening: the parties, the presents, the paper reindeer from school, the tree trimming, the needing to buy not needed things for all the people, whilst drinking glassfuls of eggnog, wine, peppermint coffee and wassail to try…

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