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21 Jan 19
The Ruffled Crow

In honor of Martin Luther King Jr’s birthday here is a story of redemption. Set in a ‘Whites Only’ barber shop, probably in the 1930s or 40s, the straight-laced, former military man of a barber goes through the same routine every day – including the playing of a martial-style record on the Victrola. When the […]

21 Jan 19
foodwednesdayblog

The end of 2018 was crazy and I got way behind on the Food Wednesdays.  2019 is a new year and I’m going to do better!  Our author hasn’t taken a break so here you go……. Food Wednesday January 16, 2019 Here we are as 2019 just begins to unfold and already we are in […]

21 Jan 19
Marcie Selak

Selling on eBay may never make me a millionaire but you never know! Ever since I was a teenager working full time at a pet shop I dreamed of being my own boss, making my own money, my way. Nobody telling me what to do and how to do it, where I need to be […]

21 Jan 19
Site Title

Olidije Mohammed is a 28yr old man from Nigeria came to India for higher studies which was sponsored by the Indian government. He is very dark and has natural muscular body. He stands 6’2 feet tall and very handsome. Many Indian girls in the university proposed him, but he was not interested with them, as […]

21 Jan 19
Beccasbookcorner

Loneliness is something that anyone, anywhere can experience. However, for those with a mental or physical disability it is much easier to feel totally isolated. In fact, “New research from the disability charity Scope has found almost half of working-age disabled people are chronically lonely, saying they ‘always or often’ feel lonely. Staggeringly, that works […]

21 Jan 19
Not So Roaring 20's

Today happens to be a Monday, AND I have a terrible cold that I can’t seem to shake. Recipe for disaster. There are things I need to do today, and things I wanted to do today, but instead, I’m struggling just to sit up. Thankfully it’s only 10am, so I have lots of day left […]

21 Jan 19
Cain S. Latrani

Don’t panic. There is not an anime about Bella Swan. Don’t look at me like that. I know you were worried about it for a second there. That title is really misleading. I’m sure anime fandom lost many Twihards over it. Well, lost may be a strong word. Were relived of might be a better […]

21 Jan 19
SELECTA BISSO

Quel plaisir que de se retrouver ce samedi 19 janvier 2019 à Dusseldorf à l’occasion d’un évènement organisé par le célèbre shop Allemand Afew en partenariat avec la marque de sneakers américaine New Balance. Cet évènement appelé “Craftsmanship Day” a été pensé comme un hommage aux artisans de chez New Balance et à leur savoir […]

21 Jan 19
Spiritual Bliss

“Fear ever goes away once two things are realized: First, you’re a spiritual being. Second , nothing is capable of being completely lost or taken from a spiritual being that cannot be recreated; not pride , nor fund , nor kindnes. [Blogashop_shopify embed_type=”product” shop=”spiritual-bliss-apparel.myshopify.com” product_handle=”sedmart-handmade-natural-pink-crystal-antique-bronze-galaxy-moon-pendant-necklace-healing-stone-christmas-gift-women-jewelry” show=”full” ] Phew! The Universe” Come to think of it, […]

21 Jan 19
Pat Ganahl's Rod and Custom

Lots of answers, and more mystery

21 Jan 19
Expect the Miraculous

Our student book budget team has made quite a long list of books to consider for this year’s student book budget purchase. So far, they have met with Capstone and Gumdrop Books. Our local independent bookstore is within a mile of our school, so we also take a walking field trip to Avid Bookshop. I […]

21 Jan 19
Camping World

Have you considered hitting the road in a motorhome or travel trailer, but you’re just too intimidated by going it alone? There are thousands of “solo travelers” that have thrown their inhibitions aside and jumped into RVing with both feet and we want you to become one! That’s why Camping World has put together a […]

21 Jan 19
Marin Independent Journal
My first meeting with a couple dozen environmental activists was via video conference. All of us were simply faces on a checkerboard screen. The 20-something leader began: “My name is Emily and I’m with 350.org. I use she/her pronouns. Sam?” Another young person nodded: “I’m Sam with People’s Climate Movement. He/his pronouns.” And so on. Everyone introduced themselves — their names, organizations and pronouns. Seeing many androgynous faces, I thought, “Yeah, it makes sense that they have to be clear about their pronouns.” There were also quite a few nonwhite participants whose names were unfamiliar to me. The bad lighting on a couple in a coffee shop made me grateful that they identified their pronoun preferences. When it was my turn, I thought, “I don’t have to say my pronouns. I’m a middle-aged white dude with a traditional man’s name and a typical face and voice. There’s no ambiguity.” Which was true. But I realized, on second thought, it wasn’t fair. It was my entitlement talking. It was my white, middle-class, middle-age privilege on display. The fact is, I take for granted that I’m “normal.” When I looked at the faces on the video checkerboard, I simply thought, “Yeah, some people need to say their pronouns.” And I was entitled not to say mine, because of my privilege as an unremarkable person. Let me pause there, because words like privilege and entitlement put people off, especially folks who bridle at the notion that “privilege” means they have been given advantages that others have not, or that their very existence, their very state of being endows them with advantages others don’t have. I get it. Many reasonable people feel they can’t be blamed for growing up white and cisgender. (Cisgender: denoting or relating to a person whose sense of personal identity and gender corresponds with their birth sex.) But that said, we all have an extra duty to recognize that times have changed. Some assumptions we grew up with, even some of the good manners we were taught, are not right for 2019. (For instance, today’s good manners include asking kindly how someone identifies.) As I was grappling with this new epistemological terrain, I asked my friend Janna Barkin for help. She’s the proud mother of a transgender son and author of an acclaimed book about their experience (“He’s Always Been My Son”). She told me, “What you are really talking about is expansive creative gender expression, which is only one part of gender identity.” She added, “Their pronouns tell us a little bit about their gender identity but don’t really tell us the full picture. They just tell us how they want to be referred to and identified.” Which, in short, means I’m still learning new and better ways to pay attention and be respectful of people. At least now I know this: we shouldn’t put burdens on someone whose appearance does not conform to societal gender norms, or whose roots in another country or culture endows them with characteristics that aren’t familiar. When all of us mention preferred pronouns, none of us will feel excluded. Millennials often get a bad rap from pundits, but I’m learning about inclusion from today’s generation who have grown up with too much us-and-them. They have heard too many voices — my generation’s voices — saying we are entitled to distinctions between “us” and people who look different from us. Thank you, Millennials. I’m going to keep learning from you. And saying my pronouns. Kevin Morrison, of Novato, who was a candidate for Novato City Council in 2017, is a communication strategist and environmental and social justice activist. He goes by he/him.
21 Jan 19
sonya simone

I was keeping to my plan on trying to meet a new connection everyday.  I had accepted this very attractive man’s request on Coffee Meets Bagel on New Years day but hadn’t reached out.  On Saturday morning he reached out with “you have an amazing smile” and that started a flurry of messages between us. […]

21 Jan 19
Beyond today, tomorrow

Beijing should be up there on everyone’s travel bucket lists. It’s the capital of China, one of the most powerful and historically fascinating countries in the world. Beijing encompasses all of that. You can get lost in traditional court life in the forbidden city, experience the hardships of the laborers of the Great Wall or […]

21 Jan 19
FABULOUS FRICOT

The three wise men holding their forefingers to their lips know a secret about Appenzeller cheese. They are not the only ones in the mountains and valleys with secrets. The recipe for roggenbrot is also closely guarded. The woman in Brig Tourism said, ‘Why don’t you ask a bakery for their recipe?’ ‘We have,’ we […]