Things I’m Verbing: Strange fruit, great wars and phrases to maybe not reclaim

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!! pic.twitter.com/sd4TjLZbpF — 🌸nneka myers🌸 (@kiinopia) January 1, 2017 Here we are! Here… we are…! They warned us that if a majority of Americans voted for Hillary Clinton we'd get historic corruption in Washington. They were right. — Matthew Gertz (@MattGertz) January 3, 2017 …oh. A secret GOP vote to demolish an independentContinue reading “Things I’m Verbing: Strange fruit, great wars and phrases to maybe not reclaim”

Things I’m Verbing: Celebrity skin, the right-wing PC and magical thinking

A few years ago, when it seemed like my mother’s second surgery and chemo regimen had given her a clean bill of health, I bought myself a ukulele. I had never played a string instrument before, being strictly a piano/oboe/bassoon girl growing up (yeah, I know), but my reasoning was that a ukulele can makeContinue reading “Things I’m Verbing: Celebrity skin, the right-wing PC and magical thinking”

Things I’m Verbing: Oh God, Not the Debates Edition

Weeks ago, a friend invited me to join her in the audience for The Late Show With Stephen Colbert, which, no-brainer! It was only yesterday that I finally made the connection between the date we’re attending — tonight — and the fact of the first presidential debate, also tonight. I thought maybe that meant we could escapeContinue reading “Things I’m Verbing: Oh God, Not the Debates Edition”

Things I’m Verbing: Restorative justice, body blows and one globe-trotting chicken

The news waits for no one. I was so overwhelmed and buzzing with possibilities from an amazing four days at THREAD, the storytelling conference/workshop at Yale (that’s me up top experiencing VR for the first time!), that I was trying to find exactly the right in to discuss it here. Then one asshole committed anContinue reading “Things I’m Verbing: Restorative justice, body blows and one globe-trotting chicken”

Things I’m Verbing: TV hates women, women hate the monoculture and the monoculture hates jobs

This has been a particularly crummy week for great women. Obviously I’m annoyed as all get-out that ABC canceled Agent Carter (even as Captain America: Civil War nears $300 million in domestic gross alone). It is certainly worth considering the show’s flaws even aside from ratings — this Medium post articulates a lot of what it was upContinue reading “Things I’m Verbing: TV hates women, women hate the monoculture and the monoculture hates jobs”