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The Story of Us: An Anecdote of a Tribe’s Year in NYC

I wrote this after my senior year of college; to remember our tribe that was bonded together by September 11 and Dave Matthews Band. Our tribe helped me through those days; I hope we helped each other through it.  The Story of Us: An Anecdote of a Tribe’s Year It’s 2 am, I’m drunk again And I think of how many times this Motley group of individuals has shared that line After a night with our bartender, Drinking a hope to...

September 10th: The Day We Always Forget

Today is a regular day. Wake up. Drink water. Brush teeth. Eat breakfast. Leave house. Go to work. See friends. Make plans. Come home. Hang out. Go to sleep. Today is a regular day… except that today is the day before September 11. I’ve written about September 11. I’ve talked about it, been choked up about it, thought about it, cried about it, accepted it, never forgotten it. I lived it and It lives with me. And though I’ve never...

La Resistance

Last night, I read an interesting article from the NY Times that talked about a new book by Timothy Noah that points out “The Great Divergence,” between the “haves” and the “haves not” – but in this particular case, was specifically talking about unions. As the daughter of a man who worked for Eastern Airlines, an airline eventually dismantled and bought out, I remember going to union meetings with my parents to support the strike. I always thought unions were a good...

Why Does Everyone Want to Be On Johnny Bananas’ Team?

Disclaimer: I, in no way shape or form, have a personal problem with said Johnny Bananas. I’m sure he is a perfectly nice guy. But that is not the issue here. Position: Rewind your mind back to high school. Who got invited to all of the parties but was kind of a dick? Who was always voted in as president even if he was super unqualified? Who was the trouble maker but never got caught? Answer: Johnny Bananas. (Not in every school...

Occupy America!

The word “occupy” according to The Merriam-Webster dictionary, has a few definitions. Let’s review: Definition 1. To engage or employ the attention or concentration of  Definition 2. To reside in as an owner  Definition 3. To take or fill  Regardless of what the definition you choose to define “occupy,” what is happening here is something I have hoped to see for some time. People making moves trying to change what needs changing. I just didn’t think I’d ever see it. Let’s...