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op·pres·sion /əˈpreSHən/


Noun: Prolonged unjust treatment or control. eat this before that. put on a sweater. give your grandma a kiss. say thank you. say please. wave bye bye. give dad a hug. stop crying. go to your room. behave. do your homework. sit down. stand up. say you’re sorry. time out. just one more bite. [...]


I can’t think of a better way for me to have spent Martin Luther King Day than to have worked on this post. I’m a sucker for brilliant, funny performers. My husband John Lehr is one. But sometimes at night when we’re in bed eating frozen grapes and watching The Daily Show I’ll say “Honey, [...]


If I may, I’d love just 90 seconds of your time to tell you about me and my new blog: Goodjobandotherthings.com. If I can manage to pique your interest, I hope you’ll check it out and, who knows, even subscribe. ABOUT ME: I’m not always the warm, non-judgemental person I want to be—particularly when I’m at a [...]