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Dawn Elizabeth Wright

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Unconditional love

I know it is a trite phrase – unconditional love. So easy to throw into a conversation and everyone’s head nods to say they agree with how important it is. But I think sometimes we do not realize just how much our family and friends depend on that unconditional love....

I just can’t do God any more.

There, I said it. Today when I was walking at the park, I thought a lot about writing this post. During the walk, my heart rate belt stopped working. And when I finished, my exercise tracker said I had burned 666 calories. I wasn’t sure I would actually write this...

EPA’s mine spill?

One of my friends posted on Facebook, justifiably upset over the very recent spill of hazardous water from an abandoned mine tailings pond. In part, she was upset with EPA. I understand her frustration. But I have to speak up in defense of the EPA. [Self-disclosure:...

Just Keep Your Mouth Shut!

A friend writes a column on a local news site. Today she wrote one warning us all to shrink from confrontations in the public because of guns: “Assume everybody’s packing heat” I am disappointed. And so it has come to this – sage advice from an Alabama gun supporter:...

Just too much hate

I have to admit I am angry. I am one of those “freaks” who you do not want sharing a bathroom with your daughter. I have worked a job essentially every day since I turned 16. I did all the things republicans preach you should do so that you are not a “leech” on...

Big data and privacy

Just who owns your data? Are the privacy mavens right about the doom and gloom they predict is upon us because we are not protecting individual rights to big data. This article in the Stanford Law Review poses some interesting perspectives: http://goo.gl/i6mybY

And down goes HERO

Hate to say it trans folks, but this is largely our own fault. Only 26% of the electorate turned out to vote in this referendum. That in itself is appalling. Although HRC and some other trans friendly groups were active primarily in placing ads and holding rallies,...

One course down – one course not so good

As I've previously posted, I have been taking several MOOCs in an effort to keep my skills sharp and also learn new things. I just had two MOOCs end, one successfully and the other not so successfully. By that I mean I will earn a certificate of completion for one and...

Uncle Travis and the Bunny Chair

When I was just seven years old, my mother got pregnant. I do not remember much about that period save for the memory of making this chair for my coming sibling with the "help" of my grandfather Travis. He and Bubba had been able to scratch together sufficient funds...

Thinking the name of my "book" when I get it done will be "Neither here nor there." This song has always reverberated in me from the first time I heard it in 1969.  Both Sides Now Joni Mitchell Rows and flows of angel hairAnd ice cream castles in the airAnd feather...