Jill Richardson

03/26/2015 - 8:18pm

    As a teaching assistant in a class on race in the United States, I’ve probably paid more attention to the #BlackLivesMatter movement than a lot of my white peers.

    The professor who teaches the course here in Madison, Wisconsin —...

02/12/2015 - 4:54pm

    On the last day of January, I lost a friend. Cancer took her in the prime of life, at age 45. Just seven days before she succumbed, I sat at her side, trying to tell her what she meant to me.


02/05/2015 - 6:59pm

    Geeting cards treat Valentine’s Day like it’s a day for love. But for many people, it’s a day of self-loathing.

    "Why am I single, yet again, on another Valentine’s...

01/29/2015 - 11:24pm

    My social circle was shaken a few days into the new year with an upsetting blog post. A friend I will call Mary is seriously ill. The blogger requested loving messages to her to be sewn into a quilt.


01/23/2015 - 2:59am

    Chickens had plenty to celebrate on New Year’s Day. Supposedly.

    After a long wait, California’s 2008 ballot measure to improve conditions for laying hens finally went into effect....

01/15/2015 - 4:31am

    Minutes to midnight on New Year’s Eve, I sat around a fire with friends, discussing plans for 2015. I told them mine: to hike over 200 miles on the John Muir Trail through the High Sierras, by myself.


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