Fighting the Drift


Austin, Texas, USA
Staff Attorney, Mom
I like to write. I like for people to read what I write. I like to read what other people write. I only get to do these things occassionally.


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APRIL 6, 2011 7:47PM

I'll agree with the GOP IF-

Okay, here's my compromise.

I would accept the defunding of Planned Parenthood and serious restrictions on abortions if:

1) We provided comprehensive healthcare to all.  You have to start women before they are pregnant, cause you never know.  Men need to be included because a father's… Read full post »

NOVEMBER 3, 2010 10:31PM

Baby Boys and the Bechdel Test

Okay, I have a two year old boy.  He loves Elmo, Tigger, and wheels on anything.

I have also realized in the last few days that we don't own a single toddler movie that passes the Bechdel test.

What's that you say? Toddlers shouldn't be watching TV at all? Yes, but… Read full post »

JUNE 17, 2010 10:06AM

Pigeons are so damned Graceful

"Pigeons are so damned graceful" spits my Father.
We are sitting in the car at a red light on seventh street,
the corner where the homeless men gather;
soup kitchen on one side, shelter on the other
and police station at the end of the block.
It is the only… Read full post »

Uncle G.'s message said "Call me, as soon as you can."  That's how we knew.  If Papaw was getting was getting better, there would have been details. 

When we called, Uncle G. said "We've been asked to make a decision about removing the ventilator."

"Does that mean what we think iRead full post »

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JUNE 2, 2009 11:24AM

I helped Teenagers get Secret Abortions

I spent my first year as a law student helping teenagers get abortions.   I worked the phones at a small non-profit called Jane's Due Process, which as far as I know, is the only organization in the country that helps teens navigate the judicial bypass process to get abortions without parenRead full post »

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APRIL 17, 2009 3:58PM

My Sister is Susan Boyle

My sister Sarah has a form of asperger's syndrome and a phenomenal show-stopping Broadway voice.  She is Susan Boyle, before Boyle was discovered by youtube. 

Now before I get sued for slander I should say that I have no knowledge if Boyle has high functioning aspergers or any other disordRead full post »