It’s Jen, friendos. I want a favor from you real quick. (Still me, not an auto message.) Sign the “Support the Equality Act” petition, would you? And reshare this. It’s a small thing we can do, to add our voice to HUNDREDS of thousands of others, to do this: “The Equality Act is a bill… Continue reading Sign a petition because it’s still legal to discriminate based on sexual orientation
Prisons are for punishment. Prisons are for profit. Profit requires growth. For prisons to profit, more people must be punished. For more people to be punished, we must have laws and law enforcement based on quota, instead of justice. And. For prisons to profit, costs must be cut. For costs to be cut, prisoners must… Continue reading America absolutely adores criminals
I’m reading up on the history of the U.S. Constitution. (Main source: Varat, Jonathan D. et al. Constitutional Law: Cases and Materials, Fourteenth Edition. St. Paul: Foundation Press, 2013. Print. Amazon.) 1866 Civil Rights Act: kind of a big deal The end of the Civil War presented the problem of how to assimilate 4 million… Continue reading Private: Johnson’s pearl-clutching at the 1866 Civil Rights Act (#5MinuteHistory)
It's been a busy year. I decided that since I only have three years of high school left, I might as well experience as much of it as I can. So I figured I'd join every club. I go to a pretty big high school. We have, like, around 2,000 students. And there are a… Continue reading Story: All the clubs
I'm starting to assign the boys a twice-a-week journal, so I should probably do the same thing myself. Okay, let's see...ten things: Lisette and I walked the Dallas Half Marathon last weekend. It was super fun, and REALLY pleasant (as opposed to walking it). Eric was going to go too, but he got sick beforehand… Continue reading Dec 11 journal
US votes against UN resolution condemning gay sex death penalty, joining Iraq and Saudi Arabia VOTE BECAUSE YOUR LIFE NOW DEPENDS ON IT. MAKE YOUR FAMILY VOTE. PRESSURE YOUR FRIENDS TO VOTE. DRIVE EM TO THE POLLS IF YOU HAVE TO. This is personal. They don't object to killing my kid, if she dates a… Continue reading Vote. Your life depends on it.
I find myself suddenly in the position of homeschooling a fifth grader - mine. And so, now I have to consider and implement the vague ideas about HOW ONE SHOULD LEARN HISTORY, that've been kicking around my head. Ever since I had history. And hated it. And, because I not only want my kids to have… Continue reading This is how I want to study history