Category: Good Guys

It’s been a while

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Doodle by Karina Fassett, IG @shewouldnotdraw

I know it has. I have reasons.

Reason 1: My dad died.

I mean, how else do you say it? Some of you got to know my dad through this blog. I could write an entire post on being with him through hospice at my parents’ house in Southern California for all of October and then some. But I haven’t yet. Maybe I will. It’s a little overwhelming. I miss you, Dad.

Reason 2: I’m moving.

To a little town in the Hudson Valley, like so many New Yorkers, it seems. The actual timing of it wasn’t my call but my brother’s, who decided to sell the condo I’ve lived in since 2001. I’d been thinking about transitioning upstate — or elsewhere — for a little while, but I can’t say I would’ve picked now to do it. (See Reason 1 . . . and Reason 3.)

Reason 3: I got a head injury. Read More…

How to Talk to the Misguided

Last week I posted these 4 minutes of bad-assery by Greta Thunberg at the UN General Assembly. You’ve probably seen it by now; if not, it’s worth a watch before I share an interesting followup below, wherein I make a case for ditching snarkiness in favor of being nice. (Yes, me!)

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Little did I know that after I posted the video, Greta’s diplomat-busting would go viral. I’d gotten it from the UN website shortly after it happened, but it was speedily shared on YouTube by the Washington Post and others. And my eyeballs got highjacked by the truly weird responses that ensued . . . Read More…