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Fears and Ethics of a Coffee-Loving Environmentalist

The Ethics of Child-bearing for the Environmentalist

“Where’s your engagement ring?! Where are my grandbabies?!” “Oh, don’t hold the baby, you’ll catch the fever!” “It’s like I’m preparing you for when you’re a mom!” Quotes from women older than me, directed towards me, about future me. My response usually includes some light laughter and a quiet,  “Not yet.” I haven’t thought much… Continue reading The Ethics of Child-bearing for the Environmentalist

Fears and Ethics of a Coffee-Loving Environmentalist

Feet-stealing Strangers and a Good Night’s Sleep

When I was younger and a frequent participant in sleepovers (after the prank phone calls and truths about our crushes and dares about ding-dong-ditching the neighbors had grown tiresome) ghost stories were my favorite. I listened with the hardened demeanor only a 10-year-old could have—nothing was ever scary enough. That is, until I heard the… Continue reading Feet-stealing Strangers and a Good Night’s Sleep