Post-Election, Constant Trigger

I endured nearly an entire school period of being ridiculed and put down. I was put on in-school suspension. I was accused of “ruining school spirit” because I’d made a guy from the wrestling team fall on the floor. This wasn’t the only incident in junior high, but it sticks out as the first time that I really realized victim blaming existed, and that some kids – usually white boys on sports teams – could get away with almost anything. That sense of discord has been extremely prevalent since Trump became the PE.

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A Vote For Trump Perpetuates Rape Culture

We live in frightening times. A large number of Americans are buying in to the dangerous rhetoric of Donald Trump. We have known for some time that Trump appeals to white supremacists, and that he is peddling a dangerous brand of nationalism that is akin to what happened prior to the second World War. No…

Sentenced to Pain by the DEA

If you’ve read my blog before, you’ve seen me talk about Kratom, a natural leaf related to coffee that has amazing pain management properties without the terrible side-effects of opiates. If you’ve read the news lately, you’ve probably heard a bunch of people with no actual knowledge or experience going bananas about how kratom is…

Does Rape Belong in Entertainment?

Continuing to have well-told stories that make people confront the fact that this happens is, in my opinion, important. Scrubbing away elements that make people uncomfortable is, to me, a way of sterilizing the truth. A way of enforcing continued silence.

NYC Schools Assign Too Much Homework

Childhood is supposed to be a time full of happy memories and carefree fun. Instead, we are giving our children fewer breaks than most adults receive. We are filling young children with stress and anxiety, and taking away time for social interaction and learning personal skills. I think it is time that we stop this nonsense and allow kids to be kids again, instead of pressuring them to be high-performance androids.

Regarding Buckets of Ice and Saving the World

I want to change the world. I want to help people everywhere to find happiness, health, peace, and safety. I don’t want people to suffer. If there were a way that I could show everyone that we all have more in common than we usually see, I would. If I could end hate, bigotry, racism,…

Investigating Kratom

Chances are, if you are someone who lives with chronic pain, you have heard of kratom.  Kratom is a natural herb that is often used to treat pain.  It has also fallen under a great deal of scrutiny, because there are many people who wish to criminalize anything that some people might use for pleasure….

Transportation Etiquette?

I live in the wonderful City of New York.  This is a city full of wonderful parks, amazing museums, cultural institutions, and rich historical significance.  I love New York!  That said, in a city of 8 million people, I do not love all of the people who are here.  Not to say I hate them,…

The Steubenville Trigger

In the wake of the media circus surrounding the Steubenville rape case, people are taking notice of the way our culture treats rape.  There are now many articles and blogs that talk about the case, what it means for our society, and what should or shouldn’t be done.  If you are here reading this blog,…

Incentives for Wee Geeks

When i first started blogging, I was worried that I might become just another Mommy blogger.  There is nothing wrong with being a Mommy Blogger, but I had this notion that, somehow, I would no longer have interests of my own.  Obviously, that’s not how it actually works. Another concern I had, as a parent…

Riding the MTA With Kids

It’s Summer time, and New York City is full of amazing and educational opportunities for kids.  As a parent with kids in the City, I feel that it is my responsibility to find these opportunities, especially if they are free, and experience them with my children.  I spent some time researching, and I found some…

Solar Schools Need to Happen!

Right now, thousands of parents who work in offices are enjoying nice, cool air conditioning while their children are sweltering in school.  My own kids are currently in a school that only has partial A/C. My daughter is in a moderately air conditioned room, and my six-year-old asthmatic son is in a sauna. While many…