According to the Mirriam Webster dictionary, the first definition of the word education, is:

the action or process of teaching someone especially in a school, college, or university.

The question that follows is of a very political nature and that is:

ho gets to choose what is taught in our…

I saw the following on FB:

Y’all, I need some advice. We moved into a very small old rent house on short notice and it doesn’t have a dishwasher. Yes I know that is considered not “simple” living, but I absolutely loathe doing dishes. There’s no room to put one…

One of my close, personal friends posted this query to FB:

My 8th grader is supposed to write an essay. The thesis could either be;

lying is always acceptable or never acceptable. What would you write if those were your only options?

If I had to choose “always” or “never”…

We all know at least one person that looks ahead, sees the obstacles in the way and decides that the path isn’t worth taking.

Those people tend to call themselves “realists”. I have a few issues with that label.

My first issue is that each of us is capable of…

I was reminiscing today about having been a new parent. My son’s 18 now, (insert relieved sigh here) and very independent (insert EMPHATIC relieved sigh).

New parents and parents- to- be will get a lot of expert advice from every quarter, and some of it is even GOOD advice.

I…

A phobia is an unreasoning fear of something. Some people have a phobia of heights, (like me) or a phobia of cramped spaces or snakes (also like me). I understand phobias and that they can cause a paralyzing fear.

the other hand…I call BS on the idea of “homophobia”…

When I was very little, I wanted to be a lot of things.

I wanted to be married, so intensely that I begged my Mom, Dad and big brothers to pretend to be officiants on a daily basis, and walked solemnly toward them wrapped in the yellow afghan that my…

DON’T CALL THE POLICE…Unless You Need a Hammer

Because of avoidable travesties like THIS, that lately seem to represent the majority of police interactions with the public, there are more organizations, like THIS popping up across the US. That’s a good thing.

I could, in this post, easily find and…

Sue Hirsch

Activist, Author, Secular Humanist, National of California, Wife, Mom, Daughter

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