Feb 12, 2013 by Lauren | 1 comment
In light of the Pope’s recent decision to step down, I have been revisiting my all-consuming rage over the Church’s conspiracy of enabling and protecting child rapists within its midst. I’ve re-read a number of articles that came out in early 2010 when a new rash of particularly disgusting threads of this hellacious quilt came to light. What strikes me today, nearly three years later, is that so little justice…
Jan 28, 2013 by Lauren | 1 comment
Cycler Audiobook
What’s that you say? Nothing good to listen to? No worries, check out the new Cycler audiobook, narrated by the epically talented Melissa Strom (who plays Jill) and Maxwell Glick (who plays her alter ego, Jack). These two really bring the story to life. So head on over to audible.com and snag your download. You can listen to a sample for free! Oh and check out the new cover too.…
Dec 15, 2012 by Lauren | 1 comment
The most disempowering belief in the world is the belief that we can not change things, that there will always be tragedies of the magnitude that occurred in Connecticut yesterday. But yesterday did not have to happen. We could have prevented it. We chose not to. All of us. We allowed assault weapons to be distributed freely to our citizenry knowing, as any sane, reasonably observant person must know, that…
Nov 9, 2012 by Lauren
I couldn’t help but notice the sheer volume of grace displayed in the face of political defeat by my pro-Romney friends. Maybe I just have awesome friends. Because, unfortunately, that grace is far from universal. In fact, there seems to be a whole lot of rage out there, much of it stemming from some pretty big misconceptions about Obama supporters. Fear not, I’m here to dispel these misconceptions. 1. Makers…
May 10, 2012 by Lauren
Call it what you will, Barack Obama will go down in history as the first president to openly endorse full equality for the LGBT community. He even used the term LGBT in the interview he gave on the subject, which, honestly, filled me with joy. I can’t recall any other national political figure embracing the term so openly. Whether his newly voiced position represents a true “evolution” or is, in…