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There are six military installations in the county where I grew up. More than half the adult population is directly employed by the federal government, and the rest work in the auxiliary or service industries that spring up around bases.
 
Growing up in a military town a few principles are very clear. Discipline...

Nine years ago, my best friend and I made a plan to get together for a lonely hearts Valentine's Day dinner. She had just left a marriage, I another failed relationship. I invited another single friend, David, to join us, thinking he and my best friend might hit it off. Wouldn't that be nice?
 
There was just one...

AKrylik and PolyCotN, two busy moms who couldn't find the time to finish their knitting projects came up with a crazy, organic solution. They started Knitta, a knitting graffiti crew, to tag their neighborhood with small, easy projects like antenna covers and beer cozies. Stacey Greenberg, the creator of the zine,...

"Some mothers work because they have to -- others for their own fulfillment."
 
And there it was -- it might has well come in the form of a back-handed slap. Somehow because I am sensitive about my fulfillment -- that it's private and not for outside commentary, I felt like this sentence filleted me and left me...

I turned on the TV with mixed feelings. I mean, of course I was going to watch the new PBS American Experience documentary on Emma Goldman. Its just that I feel wary when the story of one of my heroes is told by someone outside of my community. How...

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