So What Can We Do?

This post originally appeared here. It’s getting ugly out there, isn’t it? Dark. A lot of us, myself included, are walking around with our hands held up, helpless. Hate is matching in the streets. What can we do? Nuclear war is on the table. What can we do? It’s hard when you feel helpless. We […]

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Let’s Talk a Little About Privilege

I saw an old friend the other night. Not a “friend” in the soul-baring coming of age together kind of way, but rather “friend” as in a person we spent quite a bit of time partying with back in what I tend to think of as our poor years. They were fun years too. We […]

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I Think Maybe It’s Better Now Than It Ever Was Before
I Think Maybe its Better Than it Ever Was Before | lizpetrone.com

My boy hurt himself yesterday. A door flung open in playful exuberance by his older sister with his small foot underneath resulted in a banged up toe. It’s wasn’t serious, or wasn’t that scary kind of serious, and anyway that’s not the point of the story. This isn’t that kind of post. What I want […]

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The Commencement Speech No One Asked Me To Give (Yet)

I wrote a commencement speech that no one asked for. Here’s why: By virtue simply of having 654 children, I spend a lot of my life with today’s youth, and I couldn’t be more excited about the ways these people are going to change the world. It’s what I keep coming back to again and […]

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