Mr. Biden’s Shot at HERstory

Mr. Biden’s Shot at HERstory

Normally, the vice-presidential selection process is somewhat mysterious. The campaign would say very little publicly about the thinking and strategy of selecting a running mate, the nominee would remain tight-lipped, and those thought to be in the running for the...
How Do You Make a Toilet Paper Roll & Our Forests Last?

How Do You Make a Toilet Paper Roll & Our Forests Last?

Photo credit: Seth Wheeler All the talk about toilet paper shortages and hoarding during the pandemic made me think about the sustainability of toilet paper. What brand of toilet paper should we use when we have flattened/squashed the curve and things return to...
Tale of Two Economies

Tale of Two Economies

Who really wins if we reopen the economy on Trump-time? The U.S. faces the highest jobless rate since the Great Depression. We’ve already seen how this crisis, and decades of public policy that favors the wealthy over the working class, has disproportionately impacted...
Equal Pay Day: A Day Worth Eliminating

Equal Pay Day: A Day Worth Eliminating

It has been 57 years since President Kennedy signed the Equal Pay Act into law. The law requires that men and women receive equal pay for equal work within the same workplace. It’s been 56 years since the Civil Rights Act of 1962 was enacted, which provides equal...
Mental Health Advice from the Front Lines

Mental Health Advice from the Front Lines

The COVID-19 pandemic is uncharted territory. Healthcare workers are on the front lines in this crisis putting themselves at risk every day to care for others. I am a social worker at a Community Mental Health Center, and we remain open during this emergency...