Category Archives: Current events

Is Progress our most important product?

Lancaster Pennsylvania, west of Philadelphia, is home to some 237,000 Plain people, including the Amish, Mennonites and Brethren. These folks eschew modernity in favor of keeping the old ways and traditions. You’ll see them, if you visit, as I used … Continue reading

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The Big Pink Blitz

October is when we all leap onto the breast cancer awareness bandwagon. Everyone can be a hero in the fight. All we have to do is to wear pink, the official color of breast cancer awareness. Voices exhort us, not … Continue reading

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Facebook Shitstorm

If you’ve read Scribblegal in the past, you’re probably aware of my political viewpoints. I’m a proud liberal and if I thought there were a hell, it would freeze over before that changed. I’m for raising up the bottom, equalizing … Continue reading

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Life without Google

I slipped off my anti-Google wagon yesterday. It would have been day four of my life without Google if I hadn’t regressed. Like other addictions, Google use becomes a habit before the unsuspecting victim even realizes it. Every morning, and … Continue reading

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White Privilege

In 1997, I passed the Philadelphia School District’s test for English teachers, and picked my first school from among the openings. The choices seemed bleak: each position was at one of the persistently dangerous schools- that’s to say, schools that … Continue reading

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Let’s boycott the bigots. All of them.

One of my greatest joys, as a mother, was passing my love of reading to my daughter, Bonnie. Oh, the books we read together, beginning with my favorite children’s author, Richard Scarry. We subscribed to the Children’s Book of the … Continue reading

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Occupy the House of (un) Representatives!

The Republican members of the House have crossed the line between ignoring the poor (and soon to be poor) and downright attacking them. They’ve committed the criminally insane act of withdrawing critical support from the segment of the population most … Continue reading

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The Supremes wig out again

According to the New York Times, the supremes are wigging out again, and this time, two of my favorites seem to have defected to the dark side. Justices Kagan and Sotomayor, females AND liberals, have changed their minds about allowing … Continue reading

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Vote, or else!

Back in July I spent some time in my home town, Philadelphia, with David, one of my two brothers. David lives in a house in the middle of a park in South Philly. He works for the city, and helps … Continue reading

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Barack needs me

Who doesn’t like the feeling of being needed? It’s so romantic. Lately, I’m needed by a cast of characters daily. They fill my inbox with their neediness. This morning I received an email from the President himself. He said he … Continue reading

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