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Ideas for Political Engagement

With less than 40 days to go before the 2016 presidential election, political engagement largely reduced to fighting with relatives on Facebook, and in honor of the new show I’ve just launched with Chicago Tribune’s Rex Huppke, “Guth and Huppke on Politics,” here are 71 ideas for things you can do to make a difference, move […]

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Today's warrior goddess the conqueror potion: clementine, lime, cucumber, spinach, almond milk, pineapple, blueberry, apple and nary a damn in sight.
Today's warrior goddess the conqueror potion: clementine, lime, cucumber, spinach, almond milk, pineapple, blueberry, apple and nary a damn in sight.
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WGN Radio summer reading list

For the summer edition of my WGN Radio bookclub show, I gathered Jacob Knabb and Lindsay Muscato to talk about books, publishing and live lit in Chicago– because all of those things are blissfully plentiful in Chicago, despite what the coasts might have us believe about second city-hood. In any case, as I promised on […]

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The first 24 hours of snow in Chicago is quite pretty and all but the fact remains that I will happily entertain invitations to include but not limited to: beach houses, writing and video assignments in warm climates, warm-weather shenanigans and/or adventures. #365feministselfie
The first 24 hours of snow in Chicago is quite pretty and all but the fact remains that I will happily entertain invitations to include but not limited to: beach houses, writing and video assignments in warm climates, warm-weather shenanigans and/or adventures. #365feministselfie
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The South African adventure: Jozi to Cape Town

I’m so in love and awe with the group convened in Johannesburg, and say that without exaggeration. The group (the reason I was beckoned here in the first place) was made up of brilliant minds from around Africa, South Asia, primarily, and each does such important work to address such large issues in the world, puts so […]

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It's pretty when it's in big fluffy flake mode. ❄️❄️❄️ #latergram
It's pretty when it's in big fluffy flake mode. ❄️❄️❄️ #latergram
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The South African adventure: Dakar to Johannesburg

DAKAR, SENEGAL– Most of the passengers on the flight from DC to Dakar left the plane, leaving only a handful of us who were continuing on to Johannesburg. I was feeling fucked up by time zones by that point, but was determined to power through. I made myself stop doing the math to consider what […]

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Many highlights to today so far but spending time with my easily-charmed-with-a-phone buddy, Adira, wins. Those adults she brought with her are pretty swell, too. ❤️ (Also: she calls me
Many highlights to today so far but spending time with my easily-charmed-with-a-phone buddy, Adira, wins. Those adults she brought with her are pretty swell, too. ❤️ (Also: she calls me "Goooooooooooth!" which is excellent.)
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The South African adventure: Chicago to Dakar

CHICAGO– I’ve been working on my air travel anxiety. I can’t stand being enslaved to fears or phobias, and while I haven’t let said air travel anxiety stop me from doing anything, per se, I also really wanted to bust through that and open it all up to perhaps even unseen possibilities. There were milestones in […]

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Holding onto this one today. | via @loving.vibess
Holding onto this one today. | via @loving.vibess
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David Bowie tribute and a word about who is allowed to grieve for dead rock stars

“Ashes to Ashes” was the first song I thought to post as a David Bowie tribute this morning,

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Autumnal AF
Autumnal AF
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The goal-setter’s dilemma

When it comes to things I want to do/achieve/experience, I have long gone the route of dogged persistence, holding on to the belief that it will happen because I believe it will, that I’ll find a way and figure it out and negotiate my way through, course-correcting on the fly to keep my eye on […]

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via FB ❤️
via FB ❤️
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On being anti-busy (lessons I learned the hard way)

To be “busy” in our modern world carries with it something like a badge of honor, a stake in the ground about mattering and about personal strength and resilience, and is a complete fucking farce that’s doing more harm than good. And, I reject it. 

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Fall is just now turning into winter and while I like to appreciate each season as it rolls in, I admit I'm already dreaming about summer and sunshine. LMK if anyone wants to hire me to, uh, write about something tropical or whatever. Okthanksssss.  #365feministselfie
Fall is just now turning into winter and while I like to appreciate each season as it rolls in, I admit I'm already dreaming about summer and sunshine. LMK if anyone wants to hire me to, uh, write about something tropical or whatever. Okthanksssss. #365feministselfie