About

Who am I? I am a reader, thinker, writer, activist, feminist, woman, lesbian, mother, daughter, caregiver…I am, above all, human.

I cover US and international politics, women’s rights, international human rights with a focus on the US and the Middle East and Gulf regions, and environmentalism.

We are at a turning point in global history. People are beginning to challenge the paradigms of the past that were created to divide us. It is imperative we recognize our common humanity transcends all of our other identities: our gender, our race, our sexual orientation, our nationality, and our religious affiliation and belief. We have one earth to share, and it is an earth imperiled.

The greed and amoralism of multinational corporations, the global arms trade, the petroleum industry and all of the other forces that view profit as the sole determinant of success will continue to promote wars and to strip the earth naked of all her resources if we do not act and act now. International human rights include not only the rights set forth in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. International human rights also include the right to an earth that will sustain our children and future generations.

Recognizing that I am not unique, I also write about issues specific to my immediate, personal life in the hope my openness will help others facing similar circumstances feel less alone. This is all intense stuff, so I also publish occasional bits of beauty and humor.

Human to human, working together, we can change the world. Join me in trying.

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