Patty’s Place

Those of you who know me may be aware that I’m part of an outreach program for women who are engaged in sex work, exploited, or at risk. I recently had the opportunity to give an extended interview about Patty’s Place, and it became this lovely article by Sara Foss in the Schenectady Gazette. We…

Community Conversation on Race

If you’re in the Schenectady area, please consider attending this discussion of #blacklivesmatter, violence, and police brutality. I will be a member of the panel (but don’t let that dissuade you).

Antietam

Yesterday I visited the Antietam National Battlefield, and learned that my Civil War history knowledge is severely lacking. Since I am a northerner through and through, my vague impression of it is something along the lines of: Secession, boo! Emancipation, yay! Why are people still flying the flags of the losing side? (See? I’m all…