Tag Archives: Politics

A New Era

The general consensus seems to be that 2016 was not a good year. For me as an individual, it was pretty good: I finished my Master’s degree, I’m doing more teaching and tutoring, and my partner and I celebrated our … Continue reading

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Teaching for the Future

Teaching is the only social interaction that comes naturally to me. Sharing information, explaining things to other people – it is not only easy, but it gives me joy. That is why I teach for GHF Online, and why I … Continue reading

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Talking Climate Change with Kids

As an environmental science instructor, there comes a time each term where I have to talk about climate change with my students. The reaction is predictable: they start saying how awful it is, they get scared about the consequences, and they … Continue reading

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An Insider’s Guide to Lobbying: Advice for New Lobbyists

Author’s note: I wrote this after my internship with the League of Women Voters of WA this Spring (see Internship on Capitol Hill). With the election over and a new legislative session around the corner, I hope my words of … Continue reading

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Psychology and the Human Family

I had a new experience recently. I met a trans woman, and heard her story. I have met many young people who are trans or gender-nonconforming, but never heard from someone of an older generation. Before hearing her speak, I … Continue reading

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A History Buff’s Hero(ine), Hillary Clinton

When I was a kid, I was obsessed with history. Specifically, American cultural history during the American Revolution, Civil War, pioneer, Victorian, and civil rights eras. A lifelong romantic, I was fascinated by the courting rituals, fashions, and gender separation of … Continue reading

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A world of sHell

Right now there is an oil drilling platform, owned by Shell, just off the coast of Washington State, within kayak distance. I know that last part because on Saturday, May 16, approximately five hundred kayaks, canoes, paddleboards, and even one swimmer went … Continue reading

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Progress?

Today is the 50th anniversary of the march to Selma, Alabama, and International Women’s Day. Everyone is celebrating how far we’ve come. But I wonder… have we? Have we really made progress in racial and gender equality? Let’s review some … Continue reading

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A New Direction

I have an idea. Imagine country where a person’s worth was based on their character, and every person had an equal voice in their society. Money is strictly used for trading, and everyone has a guaranteed minimum income. What if teachers, nurses, … Continue reading

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New Year, New Hope

2014 has been quite the year. We have seen article after article describing the good (and the bad) that has happened. Looking forward, here are some things I want to see happen. I want an international treaty on climate change, … Continue reading

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