Things you don’t say if you believe #BlackLivesMatter

“Well, he shouldn’t have been pointing his fake gun at people in the park.” “We (white people) don’t get all mad just because some white person was shot.” “Those people (protestors) are just trying to cause trouble.” “I don’t care if you’re black, white, blue or…

The most extraordinary place I’ve ever been

I’ve been a lot of places. They were pretty and hot and cold and sandy and dusty and breath-taking. But it is something altogether incomparable and surreal to be standing in a place that has changed everything. Right here, in this exact spot, people have wept. People…

I’ll just focus on dinner

Today is one of those strange days on the web (ha! understatement of the century). It’s World Humanitarian Day, and also National Potato Day — which means we are celebrating dedicated aid workers whose heroic acts of every day bravery make our world a better place. And…

In which I reality-check you hard (in my head)

After thinking this post over in my head before writing it, it’s clear to me I need to stop getting on the line while still in bed lest I be exposed to so much great news so early in my day. I haven’t even brushed my…

Maya Angelou for the soul

This morning Maya Angelou passed away at age 86. The world knows her as a poet, a novelist, an actress, and an activist who gave us words and dance and a life of invaluable teachings. She was a writer with her life, and also, a writer of…

26 of the most important things ever

These tiny 26 things I know. And that might be it. Love, 26 years of screwing up and succeeding, caring too hard and sometimes not hard enough *     *     * 1. Start each day like it’s your last day ever birthday….

25 tweets that sum up the #creationdebate

I missed the Creation Versus Evolution Debate tonight on account of the Spaghetti Factory being awesome. But I caught up on Twitter a bit later and found no shortage of commentary (#socialmedia for the win). Now I *did* actually watch listen to the 2:43:32 recording…