Author Archives: Cris

Store bought no more: Salsa you won’t come back from

I recently went in on a CSA. I first learned about CSA goods and the wonder of local, farm-fresh food during graduate school when I moved in with some fellow grad students. I haven’t had a chance to participate as … Continue reading

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Sleepless in a Land of Exhaustion

I can’t wait until going to bed feels normal again. I hate dreading bedtime and laying in bed awake, just waiting for exhaustion to take over. I hate the feeling of tension and overwhelming sense of impending tears that sometimes … Continue reading

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Less than arbitrary, more in the now

It seems that since about late July, my life took a turn for a country-western song playing forward, complete with the dog that went away. In the past few months, I’ve allowed myself time for reflection, renewal, and attempted revival. This seems … Continue reading

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Alumna response to SU Administration handling of THE General Body

Dear Syracuse University Administration: Students are not inconveniences, they are your livelihood: start acting like it and respond accordingly. Take down the walls, both the literal one assembled this morning and the more figurative ones you believe exist between upper-level … Continue reading

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#YesAllWomen: Calling all allies

Calling on the male embodied allies to women’s equality to use their privileged status to have real conversations among fellow men (all) about why #YesAllWomen is the telling of real experiences and how #NotAllMen isn’t the point here*. How systemically … Continue reading

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Newtown Memorial Collage – Sandy Hook

Originally posted on I wouldn't have it any other way.:
Been working on this collage for the last three nights, wanted to wait until all 27 photos of the victims of the Sandy Hook murders were available. I’ve included…

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Zero taxes for zero work

Challenge Take Back Congress: Change your federal tax withholdings to zero tomorrow/today. Email your congressional representatives and tell them you’ll pay your taxes when they go back to work for the people (not corporations) who pay them. (Remember that you’re … Continue reading

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How the American Dream is still hurting us

“You’ve got 3 million jobs right now that nobody wants,” Mike Rowe stated speaking with Bill Maher about the skills gap and hit upon some of the issues with our educational system. Rowe’s experience with Dirty Jobs has shown him that … Continue reading

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When you can count the bones…

It breaks my heart every time I recognize that someone is struggling with their self-image. Society/media is very hard on women and men and none of us can live up to the constructed and false expectations. I do think that … Continue reading

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Race in America: Part 2 of ?

Want to understand some of the outrage about the Zimmerman verdict a little better? Read the linked articles below – and read them with an open-mind and open-heart. Do not underestimate the *fact* that a teenager was shot and killed … Continue reading

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