Category Archives: politics

5-year rewind: Seven observations on the death of Margaret Thatcher

In honor of my five-year anniversary blogging at Felice Mi Fa, I am sharing five of my favorite, most meaningful posts. Since I usually post some version of Seven Quick Takes on Fridays, it seemed fitting that I choose one of my … Continue reading

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Seven observations on the death of Margaret Thatcher

— 1 — Margarets are memorable Growing up in the 80s I remember kids teasing me by calling me “Margaret Thatcher”. We weren’t any more politically or internationally aware than your average grade-schoolers, so I’m not sure how this came … Continue reading

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Should I be shocked by Westboro Baptist?

The folks at Westboro Baptist think I’m going to hell, and I’m OK with that. This is simply based on my membership in the Satanic cult known as the Roman Catholic Church, but they could probably find another reason to … Continue reading

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More than fair: Why I oppose the death penalty (repost)

This week is tech week for the New England premiere of Dead Man Walking, which I am in with Boston Opera Collaborative. Because this is where my heart and time are being spent this week, I decided am running a … Continue reading

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7 Quick Takes volume 27

— 1 — What an eventful week! I celebrated my anniversary with my honey, and my Diagnosiversary, marking a year since I was diagnosed with Crohn’s disease. I wrote about the day before the test, the day of the test, … Continue reading

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The two most annoying pieces of Newtown news this week

As I’m from Connecticut, and very close to a reporter who has been covering the tragedy in Newtown, I follow the coverage of the event (and the coverage of the coverage) with great interest. In truth, most of us do, … Continue reading

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7 Quick Takes, volume 24

— 1 — It starts every year once the weather turns cold and my academic year schedule goes into full force. I have a terrible afternoon habit that gets me through the witching hour: I have a hot chocolate addiction. … Continue reading

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The civic sacrament of voting

I have a very vivid memory from childhood of my father telling me that people should be able to keep what happens in the voting booth private. He defended it with a vehemence usually reserved for the seal of the … Continue reading

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Why I’m voting No on Question 2 in MA

A week from today Massachusetts voters will vote on question 2, titled “Prescribing Medication to End Life“. This is a bad law. In short, it allows physicians to describe a massive amount of narcotics to patients who have been told … Continue reading

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A Guide to LadyVoting

This just in! I’m a woman voter. Apparently this says something about me, and politicians believe they can use this information to appeal to me.The first thing it says about me is that I like pretty pink fonts. Who knew? … Continue reading

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