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Single Dad Laughing shares 16 things he would have done differently in his marriage(s) in the post 16 Ways I Blew My Marriage

Just found this great blog that I’ll be adding to my reading list: Fit and Feminist

A Special Olympian’s open letter to Ann Coulter:  Incredible. Perfect. Thank you.

Simmons College’s World Challenge program is incredible and so powerful. Watch the video here. I well up every time I watch it. So proud of my alma mater!

And, as the political is personal and the personal political…

Kergan Edwards-Stout’s letter asks that, if you’re planning to vote for Romney, then please de-friend him – while I completely agree with his reasons, and much of what he says, I don’t know if I could truly cut out from my life everyone with whom I disagree. This is an article I’ll likely be thinking about long after election day.

This Salon.com article recounts playwright Doug Wright’s recent Facebook post: 

“I wish my moderate Republican friends would simply be honest. They all say they’re voting for Romney because of his economic policies (tenuous and ill-formed as they are), and that they disagree with him on gay rights. Fine. Then look me in the eye, speak with a level clear voice, and say, “My taxes and take-home pay mean more than your fundamental civil rights, the sanctity of your marriage, your right to visit an ailing spouse in the hospital, your dignity as a citizen of this country, your healthcare, your right to inherit, the mental welfare and emotional well-being of your youth, and your very personhood.” 

It’s like voting for George Wallace during the Civil Rights movements, and apologizing for his racism. You’re still complicit. You’re still perpetuating anti-gay legislation and cultural homophobia. You don’t get to walk away clean, because you say you “disagree” with your candidate on these issues.”