Put on your oxygen mask before assisting other passengers

Dear Diary, This is what he was elected to do. This - these judicial appointments - is what I was most scared of leading up to November. This is how he will Make America Great Again. And this is how 40 years of progress roll off a cliff. I'm signing off of the news for… Continue reading Put on your oxygen mask before assisting other passengers

March for Our Lives

This week's Bear Bulletin is postponed due to the March for Our Lives.  I am eager to share photos from Austin, and interested in hearing your experiences at marches around the country. To be honest, this is the first march I went to, I stayed for an hour to take photos, and I missed the speeches. Marching… Continue reading March for Our Lives


I was in a dark place 7 months ago.  I was coming to the end of my medical leave of absence following my ski accident and was supposed to be thinking about going back to school or finding a job.  But I knew I was sick.  I knew I would fail at grad school if… Continue reading I HEART NAPS BUT I STAY WOKE

States of Incarceration

There are a lot of things about today that I want to share with you.  But this exhibit at the Ogden Museum of Southern Art - States of Incarceration - is the most important by far. What are your thoughts on our prison system? What programs do you know of that are working to reduce… Continue reading States of Incarceration

Back to Self-Care in Trump’s Dysfunctional America

Monday was a new low point for me since 11/8. To my credit, I got out of bed which is more than I can say for some of the other days since the election.  Despite this victory, I was shaky, nauseous, and cranky AF.  I picked fights with people who I know love me and who I… Continue reading Back to Self-Care in Trump’s Dysfunctional America