NWL needs you!

Passing this along from the Nevada Women’s Lobby: DO YOU CARE ABOUT NEVADA’S WOMEN AND CHILDREN?   THEN THIS OPPORTUNITY MIGHT JUST BE FOR YOU (or someone you know)!     The Nevada Women’s Lobby (NWL) is recruiting for our Northern Region Membership Team Leader.  This volunteer position, which also includes membership on NWL’s steering…

Living while female

Just finished watching tonight’s Women, War & Peace, the five-part series on the toll of war and even the toll of working toward peace that women pay. Tonight’s episode, Peace Unveiled, was about the women of Afghanistan and their plight over this last 10 years of the US-led war there. (Indeed, it’s the 10th anniversary…

Food drive for homeless teens

Here’s something from the Nevada Partnership for Homeless Youth: Nevada Partnership for Homeless Youth’s 5th Annual Plastic Food Drive October 14th thru November 23rd, 2011 Teenagers should NOT have to eat out of garbage cans or dumpster dive – Especially on Thanksgiving Day! Over 300 teenagers need your help during this holiday season. One Gift…

The last Girl Scout

Now is the time of the crisp first page of a spiral notebook, of feeling your breath across your fingers as you blow the fresh shavings off a stack of new, No. 2 pencils. Now is the moment of anticipation before the first day of school. But it is also the time of want without…

Dear GOP: I know what you do every summer

Is it just me or is this whole debt-ceiling/credit-rating crisis just another in a long history of GOP antics during the hot summer months. Is this the GOP’s version of summer camp? Hi Kids! Welcome to Camp GOPWannaFuckUs! And the “talent” at the end-of-summer show is who was the most convincing boogey man? Who got…