If someone’s behavior is bugging you, you’re probably projecting your own lack...– Turn It Around — Gratitude Twenty Four Seven
I think it underscores that sanctity of marriage is important to most...– Gov. Mark Dayton suggests that Republicans should reconsider their support for a ban on gay marriage in the wake of former GOP senate leader Amy Koch’s apparent infidelity. David Sejnem, Koch’s replacement, declined Dayton’s request to remove the gay marriage ban from the 2012 ballot. (via...
But the fact of the matter is this: as much as I love theology, most everything...– Nadia Bolz-Weber, “Twenty Years Without a Drink” (via emm-in-sem) I concur.
Minnesota conservative policymakers remain deeply committed to radically...– “New leader in the Minnesota Senate, same failed policy,” an op-ed by John Van Hecke (via tcdailyplanet)
My Top 5 Artists (Week Ending 2011-12-25) →
Kate Bush (6) Foster The People (4) Miguel Migs (4) Ricky Martin (3) Nelly Furtado (3) Imported from Last.fm Tumblr by JoeLaz
Four Difficult Questions Regarding Bullying and... →
Excellent article from danah boyd.
Adultery. Subdivision 1. Acts constituting. When a married woman has sexual...– Based on that definition, gay people can’t commit adultery in MN, but Amy Koch can (heterosexually, of course). (via edkohler)
In the face of such widespread language-based discrimination, Occupy Language...– Occupy Language? - NYTimes.com
Pejorative, discriminatory language can have real life consequences. In this...– Occupy Language? - NYTimes.com
In the U.S. in 2010, a family can easily spend hundreds of dollars a month on...– Bandwidth Is the New Black Gold - 10 Ideas for the Next 10 Years - TIME OMG, we do spend more on bandwidth than on energy.
The White Anxiety Crisis - 10 Ideas for the Next... →
Sankalpa: “I am,” rather than “I want” →
I am incorporating this into my life.
Wenger says it’s better to avoid listing medical procedures you do or don’t want...– Having to think about the unthinkable - latimes.com Hadn’t thought about it that way. Good to know. We should probably go on and do that.
Unbanking? Many Minnesotans were never banked in...
So you know. tcdailyplanet: Oswaldo Barrera doesn’t have a checking or saving account with any bank. He’s been unbanked for more than ten years and said he likes it that way. Barrera is a full-time cook at a south Minneapolis restaurant and earns a total of $900 a month. He said there is no need for him to have banking accounts to deposit his earnings. “I send almost all the money to my...
One teachers approach to preventing gender...
togetherforjacksoncountykids: “It’s Okay to be Neither,” By Melissa Bollow Tempel Alie arrived at our 1st-grade classroom wearing a sweatshirt with a hood. I asked her to take off her hood, and she refused. I thought she was just being difficult and ignored it. After breakfast we got in line for art, and I noticed that she still had not removed her hood. When we arrived at the art room, I said:...
This is the thing: When you hit 28 or 30, everything begins to divide. You can...– Relevant magazine (via charliebravo) It took me until I was about 30 to be able to consciously ask these kinds of questions. Part of it was maturity. Part of it was being distracted in my 20s by chronic broke-ness.
If you do things that demean people due to their ethnicity, you are a racist.– Racist Girls Basketball Team Explains They’re Totally Not Racist (via lostbetweenthepages) I’d make the distinction between saying something racist and being racist, if only because accusing someone of being racist shuts down conversation. You can dispute whether they are a racist person,...
I had intended to write a response to “If I Were A Poor Black Kid” but 1600...– Me, in the comments section of VSB’s If I Were A Poor Black Kid, What Would You Say To Me? (via calinative) PREACH, Liz.
The fact that there was any debate over whether to call in experts on such a...– http://motherboard.tv/2011/12/16/dear-congress-it-s-no-longer-ok-to-not-know-how-the-internet-works (via lostbetweenthepages)
When you’re confident and secure, you don’t require others to agree with your...– Judgement is Fear | Gratitude Twenty Four Seven
I became involved with Project 515 after my partner Eric passed away. I was...– My Family’s Story | Project 515 This is not a reason for me to not bother having these documents but this kind of thing is what scares me the most. (I wonder if legally married spouses are asked to show their marriage licenses in these situations.) Please consider a donation to Project 515 if...
michellej: (via Menu and Hours: An iPhone App by Michelle Jones — Kickstarter) With your help I’m going to launch an amazing iPhone app that will give you the information you want about restaurants without any of the stuff you hate about restaurant websites. My friend Michelle is working on this awesome project. As soon as it gets up and rocking in Louisville, it could very well come to the...
Is it crazy that poor black kids focus on being entertainers and sports stars?...– If I Were a Poor Black Kid - Megan McArdle - Business - The Atlantic (via misterjt)
My Top 5 Artists (Week Ending 2011-12-11) →
Margaret Cho (104) Tycho (24) Gnarls Barkley (14) Ricky Martin (12) Foster the People (9) Imported from Last.fm Tumblr by JoeLaz
We were a model for the nation in protecting kids from classroom homosexual...– Lori Thompson, a parent participating in protests against the Anoka-Hennepin School District’s proposed policy change allowing GLBT issues to be discussed in the classroom. Can someone help me find my eyes? They rolled out of my head.
Because love is arbitrary like that...
justaquietlife: mols: I think you could fall in love with anyone if you saw the parts of them no one else gets to see. Like if you followed them around invisibly for a day and saw them crying in their bed at night or singing in the shower or humming quietly to themselves as they make a sandwich or even just walking along the street. And even if they were really weird and had no friends at...
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