A Master


I had a great conversation today and I volunteered myself for something that I think is going to be awesome, and it got me thinking. I learned a lot of things doing my Masters degree. I re-learned some things too. I put together documents that I didn’t have experience with, I learned about things like […]

April 8, 2016

The final countdown


Two years ago I sat on the front porch with my Dad, trying to figure out what exactly I was doing with my career and where to go next and it was decided, somehow, all of a sudden, that I should really do the Masters in Political Management Program. Two years ago I re-applied to […]

April 7, 2016

Socialist Serenade

#MommyScholar, Issues

I was at Progress Summit this weekend. It’s a nice time to get into the weeds a little bit on lefty politics and see people that I don’t get to see often. Also this year I got to see Gloria Steinem and Cindy Blackstock speak. But then came one of the main events – the […]

April 2, 2016



So this whole ‘doing my Master’s while working an election campaign and working two other contracts, sometimes three right after my father died’ thing is a bit overwhelming. Add to the pile end of term assignments and a sick little girl and that changes to really fucking hard. I knew when I started this journey […]

March 15, 2016

35 Years

#MommyScholar, Personal

I turned 35 last week, though many of my classmates don’t believe I am as old as I say I am. Apparently I don’t look 35, though I’m not sure what that means. What I do know is that I don’t feel 35, though I certainly don’t feel 25 any more either. I have lived […]

February 29, 2016


#MommyScholar, Sponsored

Life is a little bit of chaos right now. And when I say right now I mean ‘for the past several months.’ School, classes, work, kid gets sick, I get sick, Joe gets sick. I go a few days thinking it’s all going smoothly and then something crumples. All this to say that when The […]

February 15, 2016

Dear Jack/Dear Dad

#MommyScholar, Personal

I’m starting to make my way. I’m getting set to finish my classes and move forward into the next part of my life and career. Moving forward generally means thinking about you, Jack, and what it would have been like if you were still with us. How long I would have stayed in my job, […]

February 9, 2016

Getting closer


We are one week from reading week, which marks the halfway point of this semester, which means only the end is nigh. Course work ends the second week of April and after that the world sort of opens up. The other day I starting thinking more about what comes next. (Big red glittery letters – […]

February 7, 2016



It has been a long time since I’ve posted.┬áIt might be a longer time between posts than ever. The fact is I’m feeling not quite myself. I’m feeling sort of like an odd version of myself, or an outline of myself. I have so many unanswered questions going forward that I’m hoping that’s what’s wrong. […]

February 4, 2016