Monthly Archives: March 2015

March 24

Sex-Ed Op-Ed

Michigan college students are organizing to fight for a sustainable and equitable future in our state—not because we want to fight, but because we have to fight. If we want to save Michigan from crushing the labor force, disenfranchising voters, marginalizing identities, oppressing low-income communities, destroying the environment, and undermining public safety, health, and education, […]

March 22

To Love

*This blog is a re-post for the one-year anniversary of the (still) one and only day Michigan allowed same-sex couples to get married. The poem that follows is new.     JUDGE BERNARD FRIEDMAN STRUCK down Michigan’s gay marriage ban, making it legal for county clerks to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples on Friday, […]

March 20

12 Steps of Grey

A recent episode of This American Life profiled Tina Dupuy, a girl who started going to AA at age 13. Even after 20 years of sobriety, Tina still went to meetings once a month, but she suddenly started to wonder if she really ever was an alcoholic. What if she could have just one drink? […]

March 11

This is my blog on drugs.

So what does this mean? Maybe instead of throwing people in jail for drug offenses—which inflicts more pain and trauma to deepen addiction, and then releasing them back into their dangerous, poverty-stricken, trauma-ridden lives—we should try to find them jobs, housing alternatives, counseling, medical care, and social support groups.