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Golden Horses

No Means No

It doesn’t matter if it’s sex. Drinking. Groping. Kissing. Caressing. Dancing. Talking. Staring. Glancing. Holding hands. Acting. Creating. Working. Building. Cooperating. NO MEANS NO Once should be enough. Twice should suffice. There shouldn’t be a third time. At the performing arts school I went to, safety was number one. At any time, in any rehearsal or performance, any actor, dancer, techie, or anyone involved in the production could stop for their own safety …

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I am a penny under the piano.

Today I went to a campus event from a theatre company that works with kids. We all wrote stories. Here’s mine: Pennies Under The Piano Last Tuesday we made a decision to look under the piano, and do you know what we found? PENNIES! Green pennies. Red pennies. Purple pennies…. Even clear pennies. We started to collect the pennies into a pile, and the pile grew and grew. We realized that no two …

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Bullying After the Election

This election has strained many relationships. I ended up changing my phone numbers (I’m keeping them very private now), and blocked my father on Facebook. He was the only family member I had connected to.

“Do you know why I’m in a Master of Education degree program in the School of Social Work in Youth Development Leadership? Do you know why I’ve been reading, researching, learning, and TALKING about suicide for the past two years (I started in January 2015)?

“Because I don’t want younger kids to end up like me.”

That’s what I told my parents in a very angry reply to my father’s political… bullshit.

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“It is never OK when a 12-year-old girl or boy is mocked, bullied or attacked. It is terrible when it happens on the playground, and it is absolutely unacceptable when it is done by someone with no name hiding on the internet. We have to find a better way to talk to each other,” Melania Trump said. Yes. Stop mocking, bullying, and attacking gay kids. Our next First Lady said so.

Contempt of Congress

For indicating their refusal to hold a meeting about a Supreme Court Justice nominee, I call for the following Senators be held in Contempt of Congress for failing to do their job without reasonable cause: Charles E. Grassley, Chairman Orrin G. Hatch Jeff Sessions Lindsey O. Graham John Cornyn Michael S. Lee Ted Cruz Jeff Flake David Vitter David A. Perdue Thom Tillis I commend the Judiciary Committee members who did not sign the …

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Not to get TOO political

It’s always a sad day when a person dies. May Justice Scalia rest in peace. Having said that, do not allow Senator Republican Leaders unnecessarily delay the appointment of a new Justice. The American People voted in Obama, and part of the President’s duties includes filling a Supreme Court vacancy. The fact this happened during an election season is happenstance. The election should not drive the politics. The politics should not fill a …

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