The Mexicans I Know: Open Letter To Donald Trump

First Published @truthdig.com Dear Mr. Trump:  The Mexicans I know are mothers, grandmothers, daughters and sisters, fathers, grandfathers, sons, and brothers; they have walked miles and miles in scorching desert past scorpions and vultures, past the bones of their cousins and the discarded dreams of those who didn’t have the pesos, the fortitude, or the audacity […]

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Gratitude In A Warring World

First published @Truthdig Even in San Francisco where Columbus Day has been renamed Indigenous People’s Day, progressive parents are faced with the awkwardness of how to celebrate Thanksgiving, our historically fictionalized holiday. Do we mourn the slaughter of the Native Americans or celebrate the rise of colonial European capitalism? Or do we celebrate the dysfunctional […]

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Books

  Ms. Magazine Writes, “Outside of a few high-profile writers such as Anne Lamott, women who write explicitly about being a mother risk being seen as lightweight by the literary establishment. Not real writers. The anthology Mamas Write: 29 Tales of Truth, Wit and Grit turns this assumption on its head. You won’t find cliché advice on how to […]

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