Many March Photos from Many Places :o)

I’ll start with Boston, because that’s where I live. I’ll end with Atlanta, because that’s where I marched. In between: Asheville, NC; Baltimore, MD; Geneva, Switzerland; Jacksonville, FL; New York, NY; Oakland, CA; Paris, France; Pittsburgh, PA; Portland, OR; Rochester, NY; San Diego, CA; St. Paul, MN; and Washington DC. At the end of any… Read more »

A Preview of My Protest Pictures

Friends and family have sent me many, many pictures of Saturday’s protests — so far I have 15 cities represented — and I can’t want to share them. I’m just waiting a few more days to give people time to send me stuff. In the meantime, I encourage you to read Malinda Lo’s post about… Read more »

We Are the Resistance

I will soon be posting many, many photos from marches around the world… but for now, just wanted to share the new lock screen on my phone. This picture was taken today in Atlanta, where there were so so so SO many people marching for social justice and women’s rights.

Thank you, President Obama and Vice President Biden

Dear readers, don’t forget what our country is capable of: We will get there. The following video of Obama’s thank you to Biden is long, but if you’d like to watch their parting shot of decency and love, I recommend watching it. I’m going to ALA Midwinter in Atlanta this weekend, where I will be… Read more »

Some (Mostly Meaningless) Reflections on Our Current Reality

For the last three weeks, I have mostly been listening. I’ve been listening to my friends talk to me and to each other. I’ve been listening to the reactions of smart writers and thinkers. I’ve been listening to podcasts and pundits. I’ve been listening to the sadness in my mother’s voice and the faith in… Read more »

Two Seven-Year-Olds Write Two Letters

My twin nieces live in Jacksonville, FL, an area that generally votes red, but only by a couple percentage points. After the election, one of my nieces noticed that the neighbors had taken down their Hillary sign, and she worried that the neighbors were sad. So she wrote them a letter. from: your neighbor [name… Read more »

Love Still Trumps Hate

“Are you fighting the Black Thing?” Meg asked. “Oh, yes,” Aunt Beast replied. “In doing that, we can never relax.” —Madeleine L’Engle, A Wrinkle in Time An article in the Huffington Post that helps: What Do We Tell the Children? (Thanks to Jess and Catherine.)

Sara Bareilles and Leslie Odom, Jr.: “Seriously”

This American Life asked Sara Bareilles to imagine what President Obama might be thinking about the current election and that horrible person, but can’t say publicly. Leslie Odom, Jr., performs the song. (There’s a lot of hatred and bitterness in the youtube comments. Skip them.)