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Resist; Persist

Last Wednesday, Senator Mitch McConnell made a comment that turned what would have otherwise been a relatively commonplace occurrence in Senate into a catalyzing event, and provided a rallying cry to re-energize the resistance. The subject of the comment was Senator Elizabeth Warren. She had the temerity to read aloud …

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For the Snowflakes

As many of you know the word, snowflake has been co-opted by the neo-nazi Trump fans and used as an insult towards people they don’t like. The idea they try to promote with this insult is that anyone who is liberal or democratic or progressive thinks they are “special” and …

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A Hufflepuffian Protagonist

Newt Scamander is an unexpectedly interesting hero. He is even more interesting when compared with Harry Potter. It may seem like an unwarranted comparison. Harry Potter was a child in children’s movies. Newt Scamander is an adult in an adult movie. They may share a universe, but they’re fundamentally different …

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3 Truths About Trumpism

Greetings from the Resistance! This week I found a video on twitter via Parker Molloy. It is expertly done in every way: script, illustration and voice. Its message is powerful and it is definitely something to share. 3 Truths About Trumpism The film was written by Ananya Roy and illustrated …

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Carrie Fisher: Drowned in Moonlight, Strangled by Her Own Bra

I didn’t really realize how much I wanted a brunette princess from Disney until they released Beauty and the Beast in 1991. Hey, yes, a Disney movie featuring a girl with brown hair like me? AND she’s a huge reader? AND she snarks away Gaston like she’s swatting a fly? Excellent, …

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Here comes the General, Carrie Fisher

Carrie Fisher has meant different things to me over the years. When I was 13, and lying in a hospital bed in my parents’ living room, recovering from a massive surgery to my hips, she was kicking ass and shooting baddies. She was a diplomat and a Princess. She had …

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Science Avatars

Last week on Twitter, I put feelers out asking if anyone would be interested if I did a sale on custom avatars. Little caricature type drawings for US $20. I wanted to earn some extra cash to maybe buy some new salamanders (as is my wont, don’t judge) and maybe …

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STEAM Power

I read an intersting post on the power and necessity of writing during times like we are now seeing, when the freedom of the press, democracy and the civil liberties of the people are being threatened. The article is called, IN DEFENSE OF LINGUISTIC INFRASTRUCTURE by Summer Brennan. Give it …

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