The Edition: No. 47
Aug 28, 2018
“If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other.” — Mother Teresa
Forced Silence. How society controls how women talk, and subtly tells them to shut-up.
Scalloped. Loving the pretty trim on this Banana Republic sheath dress.
The Cold Open. Tips for sending a must-open cold e-mail.
Enough is Enough? From self-deprecation to appearance, why do we feel the need to “look good” to others?
Fighting the Grey. Does anyone have a review on this Phyto Anti-Grey serum to help prevent grey hair?
Martyrdom. The difference between sacrificing for work and just suffering for it.
Recipe for Disaster. This is basically why I stopped reading food blogs.
Unrelated. Should you stay friends with an Ex?
On Saturday, Kyle and I were leaving our anniversary dinner when he put his hand on mine and said, “Honey, he’s gone. I’m sorry.”
I was born into a family of Blue Dog, working-class Democrats. So I was a Democrat. It never occurred to me to be anything else until I saw Senator John McCain speak. I watched his announcement speech in 1999, as a 17-year-old high school senior and thought, “That, that’s what I believe. That’s who I want to be.” And just like that, I went from moderate Democrat to moderate Republican.
McCain, more than anyone, was the party leader who made it okay to be independent-minded, to break with party. He made room for those of us who didn’t fit into the Tea Party mold, the Religious Right, or (now) #TeamTrump in a Republican party that some days loved us and some days hated us. The days that I worked on his 2008 campaign were some of the proudest of my working life. And even though he lost, I will never consider that campaign a failure, because while other members of the party railed against Obama and spread hate, he pushed for civility and respect.
I feel genuinely unmoored right now. I have long said that I won’t allow hate and discord to push me from the Republican party, and I feel even more strongly about that today. I just hope there are enough of us willing to stand up for Senator McCain’s legacy.