Thursday, July 27, 2017

Trans Rights Are Human Rights

Yesterday Donald Trump announced a ban on transgender people serving in the military. Luckily, civil rights and transgender advocacy groups denounced the policy, with the ACLU vowing to challenge it in court.

The announcement on twitter felt like another decision made in haste without thought to the American service members such a policy would hurt. I am slowly becoming immune to the constant assault on human rights and civil rights ... this numbing is an awful feeling. Luckily my children are still incensed, and talk over dinner was all about Trans Rights Are Human Rights

So, I decided to create my own army...

 ...and put some boots on the ground today:

In the meantime, I hope all American service personnel know that we appreciate and value their service to our country.

Thursday, July 13, 2017

jomny sun's aliebn

I read @jonnysun 's book everyone's a aliebn when ur a aliebn too.

It is adorable and thoughtful, empathetic and clever. The book is based on the popular twitter account @jonnysun and does not disappoint. 

From GoodReads:
Through this story of a lost, lonely and confused Alien finding friendship, acceptance, and love among the animals and plants of Earth, we will all learn how to be a little more human. And for all the earth-bound creatures here on this planet, we will all learn how sometimes, it takes an outsider to help us see ourselves for who we truly are.

Favorite book quote:
“we will always be with u. we internalize traits we observe in others as a way to honor and remeber them. we are all living memorials” ― Jomny SunEveryone's a Aliebn When Ur a Aliebn Too: A Book 

You should get this book for your friends and family... and definitely follow @jonnysun on twitter. After you read everyone's a aliebn when ur a aliebn too, watch this video:

you'll be glad you did.