Journey to loving me

I’ve had an intensely hateful relationship with my body. HATEFUL. When I was in elementary school I was an average size. I ate whatever I felt like eating and was as active as any child that age. I played soccer and cricket with my friends after school, climbed trees and went to my Cadets club…

Water

The supreme good is like water, which nourishes all things without trying to. It is content with the low places that people disdain. Thus it is like the Tao. In dwelling, live close to the ground. In thinking, keep to the simple. In conflict, be fair and generous. In governing, don’t try to control. In…

I am awake

I bought a bike at a thrift shop yesterday. It was a bit impulsive and I was yoga-stoned but I did it anyway. I instantly did that thing where I start imagining all the things I’d do with my newfound mode of transportation; ride around the city, do a tour of the American River Trail,…

Women’s History Month 2012: “Do you use the ‘R’ word?”

Originally posted on OperationHaveItAll:
We’ve all heard of the “n” word. Have you heard of the “r” word? “Retard.” “Retarded.” My skin crawls with each repetition, and the discomfort matches the ache in my heart. I’ve used the word. I recall it was one of the more popular retorts in elementary school.  “What are you,…

Taking Sundays Off

I thought I could keep up with writing every day. That’s hard. Looking at the trends it looks like reading everyday is hard too. Let’s do each other a solid and take Sunday off. I’m probably going to San Francisco today so there might be some photo action. If you haven’t read posts from this…

For when you’re in “the middle” (via asktheintp)

Articulate. Poignant. To the point. The other day I was jamming to Pandora and had a throwback-to-high-school moment when “The Middle,” came on, by Jimmy Eat World. I was listening to the lyrics and contemplating the things going on in my life right now, and a fresh understanding of the song washed over me. "It's…

Job Hunting Edition

In the past few months I have embarked on a job hunt of epic proportions. When I started, I didn’t have a clear idea of where to start or which websites were reputable hubs. After 3+ months of site-crawling I’ve compiled my list of 5 websites that will be essential to your search. Idealist This…

What’s Up With That Wednesday: Union Busting

Unions have existed in the United States for almost 200 years and represent a collective voice for skilled tradespeople. Unions are the way that America’s workforce bands together and negotiate for better pay, better working conditions, and a better way of life. Historically, the Federal government has put protections in place for these groups, effectively…