In June 2020, I had to say goodbye to my best friend, my 15-year-old dog Dakota.

(Side note: That’s not her in the picture. That’s Phoenix. Well, actually, the illustration on the wall behind us is of Dakota, so I guess she is in the picture.)

Toward the end of…

Giuliani Defends Behavior In Leaked LiveJournal Entry

Dear LiveJournal Family,

Today sucked!

New York State appellate courts just don’t understand. You’re not even going to believe what they did to me.

The court suspended my law license. I can’t be a lawyer in New York anymore. It’s, like, the thing…

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in our social media haze,
it’s so exacting and clean
for any of us otherwise respectful people to be mean,
to be utterly, painfully, purposely obscene
to one another.

Trolling all our friends’ Facebook comment threads
like creatures under bridges in storybooks our parents read.

Speaking up with downward…

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Washington, D.C. — Since his career shifted from political to grassroots activism, Chad Arrogance of Los Angeles reports that his opinion about effective activism has shifted in lock-step. Lucky!

When he wasn’t podcasting or blogging, Arrogance spent most of his adult life on Capitol Hill, lobbying Federal legislators to change…

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Since I’m white, I was able to avoid thinking or knowing about race and racism for over 30 years.

No, I didn’t have to avoid it, and yes, it was my (failed) responsibility to address it. But like most white people, I was never asked or expected to.

It wasn’t…

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At the office. During sports games. In traffic. Everywhere you look, there are men letting their emotions run amok. Enough already, men! Calm down. You’re making yourselves look ridiculous.

Though we don’t usually think about it this way, it’s true: all over the world, men are being overcome by their…

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In a workshop about a year ago, I was asked the question, “Do you consider yourself a writer?”

While it seems like a straightforward question, it brought up some insecurities that I’ve thought about several times since.

I love writing. I always have. I excelled at grammar and spelling as…

Lisa Rimmert

I’m a vegan, a feminist, and a social justice warrior. But I also like comedy so I’m super relatable!

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