Why We Should Ditch the Term “Lame Duck”

Hello friend! As Malcolm, my husband (!!!), and I watched Meet the Press on our weekly Sunday morning date, something occurred to me that I've never noticed before -- which is a huge privilege that I haven't had to think about it. Senator Elizabeth Warren and Chuck Todd discussed the post mid-term "lame duck" session …

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Book Report: The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennet

Before downloading this book on Audible, I had heard about it for a long time. Many people recommended it to me when it first came out. Originally published in June of 2020, this book from a Black woman author, Brit Bennet, could not have been released in a more relevant time for our nation. June …

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Tradescantia: The Plant with an Anti-Semitic Colloquial Name

A few weeks ago, Colm and I found the cutest local shop, Local Eclectic, that sold beautiful baby plants at ridiculously low prices. It was a pick your plant, pick your planter kind of situation. There was a gorgeous pink sprout of a plant that I had to purchase. We love pink in the Brundage-Durham …

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Why I’m Deleting my Instacart App

Yesterday, Instacart shoppers published an open letter to Instacart regarding untenable working conditions and a lack of benefits. They cited five demands from the company. Upon further research, it looks like this is congruent with years of shopper complaints about exploitative practices. These are the shoppers demands: 1. Pay shoppers by order, not batch. "If …

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