liberty & justice for… some?

Over the weekend, Anthony & I went to grab a coffee with his mom one evening.  While we were out, we passed by a white van on the side of the road, in the pitch dark.  Now, I think we all know what comes to mind when we see white vans.  At least I personally […]

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“Activism’s” flavor of the week.

It’s been almost a year since my last soap box rant so, I guess I’m due. Can we all pull our millennial heads out of our millennial butts long enough to realize that if we boycott every f*cking thing that we don’t agree with, we’re the ones that look stupid, not the thing we’re boycotting? […]

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a PSA to those being dicks about the election.

This isn’t a typical post for me.  I don’t like politics.  I’m not uneducated on the topic, but I don’t like bringing them up, and I don’t usually talk like this in blog posts, but enough is enough people.  At this point, America is like a horse with a leg that’s about to break.  Stop […]

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dress code downgrade. an open letter to Starbucks

You know how, when you’re a kid you learn the unspoken rule that you are allowed to say whatever you want about your family members, but an outsider making a comment was unacceptable?  Because you know it is coming from some kind of place of love, even if at the time you’re annoyed AF? Well, […]

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make yourself small.

There is so much turmoil in the country lately.  In the world.  Never in my wildest did my teenager self picture our world looking like this.  Racism rearing such a large, ugly head, you would think we had made zero progress since the Civil War.  If we aren’t being threatened by terrorists, we are opening […]

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When there aren’t words.

In the wake of such a horrific tragedy, ripples can still be felt around the world, and especially within our country.  Ripples of intolerance, ignorance, anger, sadness.  Everyone has a solution for all the problems, everyone knows what should be done, we each think we know better than everyone else.  And yet we still find […]

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to nurture the human spirit?

Check out my Starbucks store.  Looking extra post-apocalyptic Walking Dead-y, no?  Of course I love things that look a bit dilapidated or abandoned, but after writing the post, it also feels a bit metaphoric, ha. I started working at Starbucks four years ago.  During training, the materials hammered into my baby barista head that beyond […]

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an open letter to fragile Starbucks customers. & also Americans, b/c this IS America on a smaller scale.

Alright folks.  I tucked my soapbox under the bed for almost a month.  But apparently I’m among the “can’t stop, won’t stop” when it comes to keeping my mouth shut about my laundry list of opinions regarding an even longer laundry list of stupidity displayed by the American people as of late. So, since it’s highly unusual […]

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