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So hey...As anyone looking at this blog can tell I haven't made time for this space lately. The honest truth is that life is fairly good. But that good is exhausting. At this time last year a grant I helped write was funded and I've spent most of my energy working on getting that project off the ground. It is going so well, but I come home pretty well spent. And when I do have energy to do stuff I am organizing with Reclaim Chicago trying to make Chicago the best it can be. Then there's the not so little data point that my daughter is now in high school. She's the best teen you could ask for, but it's still an adjustment.

I am also going to start experimenting with Medium. I wrote a post a few weeks ago, so please go check it out! I'm working on another post for Monday.

https://medium.com/@vivalafeminista/the-fragile-masculinity-of-tech-bros-the-failure-of-liberal-feminism-f56d00e8cff0

But I do want to write more here because I'm behind on my book reviews again. My TBR&R pile is out of control. So watch this space for more! Don't forget to like my Facebook page because I share stories that interest me there. Maybe this site will be more of a launching site for all the other stuff I do. WHO KNOWS!?! All I know is that I let this blog's 10th anniversary pass without any fanfare due to a lack of time and energy. SMH.

Lastly I'm heading out for some travels this week. All work related, but all high fun potential. Keep an eye on my Instagram to see what I'm up to in the next few weeks.

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