Time to Care

ShareI find myself involved in so many things because of one reason: I care. When I was in elementary school I remember wanting to start a recycling program in our classrooms because I cared about the environment and didn’t want to see waste piled up. I remember in middle school I started a Christian club at

The Injustice Challenge

ShareThere’s something beautiful and safe about being humble, but I’m learning not to mistake humility for complacency.  My eyes have been opened to the world of injustices and part of it makes me want to take action, but most of it just pisses me off.  I’m watching several friends juggle the career/kid balance and it’s

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Social Justice

ShareSocial justice has always seemed extreme to me. Something I wouldn’t do. I’d sign petitions, like or follow the social media outlets of causes I believed in; I still do. It’s a comfortable way to feel involved without being extreme, without putting myself in the public eye as a person who cares passionately about the

Fighting a Pipeline, Letting Go of Grief, and Celebrating a Book

ShareUnderstatement of the Year: It’s been a chaotic 2 weeks. 2 Tuesdays ago I passed 2 anniversaries: that of funding my Kickstarter publishing project and 6 years since losing Kevin. Amongst the emotions of that anniversary I become deeply immersed in a grassroots pipeline prevention (sounds much better than ant-pipeline, right?) movement in my home county of Lancaster,

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Standing Up

ShareI walked down there tonight.  Down to the covered bridge that will be within feet of the pipeline construction zone if the Atlantic Sunrise Pipeline project is approved by FERC.  I stood there, with my dog, imagining what it would look like with a 125-foot wide swatch of land is cut through this vegetation.  I