Ramblings

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Beeeyoooteeefull!

I've never been a particularly feminine female - my standard daily outfit is a pair of jeans, a t-shirt or hoodie, and my Birkenstocks. I usually don't wear any make-up and I either put my long hair up in a clip or wear a baseball cap. But every once in awhile, I love...

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Disposable Dating

Dating in today's modern world of technology can be difficult sometimes, but if you are over 40 years old it can be frustrating. You see, I remember a time when if a guy liked me, he would call me on the telephone and we would talk for hours sometimes, getting to know...

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Alt Reality: Day 672

Yesterday was Thanksgiving in America. Yesterday, when the media asked 45 what he is most thankful for, this was his reply: President Trump reveals what he's thankful for this #Thanksgiving: "For having a great family, and for having made a tremendous difference in...

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We Called Him Kevin

This week has been weird, emotionally. I have spent a lot of time this week thinking about this country, and the people in it. We are so divided. I fear we are headed down a destructive path that could take years, if not generations, to repair. But I digress......

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Alt Reality: Day 621

Well, it's been 621 days. 621 days of what I feel is a complete shit-show. I keep thinking - things can't get much worse, SOMEONE has to stop this, right? RIGHT?! But who? Perhaps there are too many high-powered people benefiting from the current administration?...

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Sexism & Gender Roles

It seems that often in life we fail to see things that are clearly visible. Sometimes it's because we want to deny the truth, and sometimes it's because the thing has been so bred into our culture that we don't even notice it exists. Few things bring clarity to life...

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Alt Reality: Day 502

I have a confession to make: I don't really read or watch any news about 45. I actually change to a different radio station when sound bytes of him are played on NPR. I have lived in chosen ignorance for the last several hundred days. Even though I work at a...

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What She Said

This year, Michele Wolf was the comedian to do the monologue at the annual White House Correspondent's Association dinner. She received immediate and harsh backlash for some of the things she said. And I have to admit, a few of her jokes were more vulgar...

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Abortion Access in South Dakota

Abortion. Few words incite so much emotion, or conflict. Though abortion has been legal in the United States for nearly fifty years, there is still much debate about it, and much shame associated with it. But just because it is legal, doesn’t mean it is easily...

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Alt Reality: Year One

When I began writing this "Alt Reality" series I couldn't have chosen a more fitting name. Exactly one year ago today, Donald Trump became the 45th President of the United States. I reflect on the last year, and the R.E.M. song 'It's the End of the World As We Know...

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Last of the Free-Range Kids

As I get older, it seems like time moves faster. Or things happen faster now. Exponentially faster it seems. Besides being a reporter for a newspaper, I am also a freelance photographer. Last weekend I was shooting a wedding in an historic downtown hotel. The bride...

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Every Woman

This week the hashtag #metoo has taken over social media as sexual abuse allegations swarm in Hollywood. I've even seen a few men post their apologies to women for anything they may have done to make women uncomfortable in the past. I think all this is good. It's...

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Wasicu

One word I learned quickly after becoming a correspondent for a Native American newspaper in South Dakota was the Lakota word Wasicu (pronounced Wa-see-choo). I’ve heard a few different translations and stories, both similar in their meanings of “someone who takes the...

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Alt Reality: Day 128

It's been 128 days since our 45th POTUS took office and 201 days since the election. It's been rough. The news headlines alone, that seem to come out daily, are a constant barrage of WTF?! moments. So much so that I even had to de-activate my social media for about a...

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Death by Suicide

This morning I woke up to the news of a friend passing away, presumably by suicide. This is the second friend this year to take their own life. I didn't know either very intimately; the first was a transgender girl who I met through mutual friends, and the second was...

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The Death of Democracy?

I keep asking myself the same question, again and again: What the fuck? Seriously, guys, what the fuck is happening to America? I struggle to find any hope to cling onto in this sea of greed that is drowning our country. Each day, I see headlines in the news that make...

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What Nobody Told Me

When you are an expectant parent, it seems like everybody has advice for you. And I do mean everybody. Your family. Your partners family. Your friends. Your co-workers. The cashiers at stores. The clerks at gas stations. The waitresses at restaurants. Strangers on the...

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The New Civil War

"We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness." We all know these words, but what do they really mean?...

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Whiteclay, NE

Whiteclay, Nebraska Update: Whieclay beer stores will remain closed after the Nebraska Supreme Court's decision announced September 29, 2017. Whiteclay, Nebraska is an unincorporated town on the Nebraska-South Dakota border. The last official census says 12 people...

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Alt Reality: Month One

It's been one month since Donald Trump became leader of the free world. And it's been a hell of a month. I don't even know where to begin. All of the crazy, far-fetched hypothetical happenings that rushed through my head after election day could never have prepared me...

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Fox News is LYING to you

I was recently made aware of a Facebook post proclaiming that Pope Francis had endorsed Donald Trump for the position of President of the United States. This claim is false. (References here, here, and here.)  It was a "news story" from WTOE 5 News - a fake news...

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