Big Ideas, Politics, Self Reflection

The Strange Way Love Is Becoming A Partisan Issue

As I wrote yesterday, I've been thinking about love over this holiday season. Yesterday I wanted to write about how my ideas about love have changed over time. I wanted to think about what factors in my life have influenced my ideas of love.  Today I want to get to the heart of what's really bothering me. It seems to me that love has become a partisan issue.  Since Trump won the election in 2016, I've gained a much broader understanding of how a person gets to the point in their life where they voted for Trump. But I was just as numb as everyone else when it actually happened. 

Big Ideas, Self Reflection

How My Concept of Love Has Changed From 20 to 30

I had a wonderful holiday with my family. We are a blended family of four kids with very active coparents. Our holiday traditions include the build up of frantic texts with other parents and long car rides to cart our kids back and forth. We celebrate secular Christmas and my heart was very full Tuesday… Continue reading How My Concept of Love Has Changed From 20 to 30

Politics, Uncategorized

Thoughts On Being An 11th Generation American (Genealogy and Politics)

Over the last decade, I've learned a lot about the history of my family through online genealogy databases. Every year, more and more historical documents are available online through websites like Ancestry.com. Personally, I'm too cheap to keep my subscription to Ancestry.com all the time. But I get caught up in research every now and… Continue reading Thoughts On Being An 11th Generation American (Genealogy and Politics)