Tonight I attended a lecture at Salem’s membership library, the Salem Athenaeum. Dr. David E. Thaler, Neurologist-in-Chief; Chairman and Professor, Department of Neurology, Tufts University School of Medicine (phew!), shared with us his incredible initiative to create a more welcoming space for patients at the Neurology Center at Tufts University by adding creative pieces of… Read More Neurological Disorders: Illustrated?
November is my favorite month. I love the fall rains. The chill in the air that means it’s hoodie & scarf season. Wearing my doc martins and making sure everyone knows they’re vegan because that is the kind of person I am. The chaos of Halloween in Salem has come to an end, we’re getting… Read More Five Witchy Ways to Give Thanks
American politics are in complete chaos – still. I’ve had to deactivate my facebook. I refuse to listen to the news. My sensitive soul can’t stand the policies being put in place that harm people I love. From the theft our our nation’s public lands by hungry investors, to using military force to block refugees… Read More Trans Rights are Human Rights
Why would anyone would want to hold another life so precariously in their hand? A hunk of cold, black metal the only thing between your own warm hand and the ability to stop someone’s heart from pushing blood through their body. A man-made machine created to kill. Designed to steal another’s life from their body.… Read More Have you heard of Sarah Winchester?
I had a blissfully unaware Saturday. I spent time with friends and family. I visited some of my favorite places. Only when I arrived home and sat down at roughly 10:00 did I enter back into the real world. The horror of NAZIs/Neo-NAZIs/white supremacists/whateveryouwanttocall these peoplefullofhatred marching through a university campus in Virginia. The photos… Read More Charlottesville
The first woman in our country is about to accept the nomination to become president. And I have yet to become excited. Why have I not been excited that the FIRST WOMAN EVER is about to accept the nomination to become THE PRESIDENT of the United States? When I was in first grade, my birthday… Read More Go, vote. Do what feels right.
An entire year has passed since the Boston Marathon Bombings. Hard to believe so much has happened since then. At the time this all happened, we were all scared, confused, and angry. Now, because we are tough New Englanders with tough hearts we have picked up all of the pieces. The Marathon is slightly later… Read More Boston Strong: A Year Later
I sat here with every intention of writing something meaningful about the recent Marathon Bombings, and for some reason every time I look at the screen I go blank. I have nothing left to say that hasn’t already been said. Am I angry? Yes. Was I scared? Hell yes. Do I feel sad that this… Read More "CAPTURED!!! The hunt is over. The search is done. The terror is over. And justice has won. Suspect in custody,"
Today in church we sang, “It Came Upon a Midnight Clearing” in honor of all the angels who were brutally murdered last Friday. This song, written by a man who was distraught about a recent American war with Mexico, describes a group of angels singing. He also describes how we people do not take… Read More Newtown
Tragedy. News corporations across the world are reporting terrible news today. A deranged man, dressed in costume, murdered at least twelve people at a midnight showing of one of my favorite series, Batman. I can not believe this happened. The reports say he was a normal, quiet Ph D student and that he was “easy going.” Why, then,… Read More Batman Tragedy.