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The Cruz v. Kanye Question that Finally Calmed My Hate

Jessie Rosen - January 20, 2017
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I wasn’t sure what to write this morning because I’m so sad and disappointed about America. Donald Trump is being sworn in as President of the United States, today. This is the wrong decision and direction for our country. History will prove that, and I believe quickly. In the days after Hillary lost I was incensed. I know I wrote this nice, hopeful post about how …

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I’m Marching Because Of Men In Elevators

Jessie Rosen - January 19, 2017
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The other day I worked out at a studio that has an underground parking garage. I finished my class around 6:30pm and headed to the elevator to get my car. The elevator doors opened where I was waiting and I saw a man. He was young (27?), handsome (in a posh East Coast college way) and carrying a laundry basket full of towels (no idea …

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You’re In Congress. Do You Go To The Inauguration?

Jessie Rosen - January 18, 2017
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Last night we went around the dinner table and tried to honestly answer this question (just for some light Tuesday talk): if you were in congress, would you be attending the inauguration? I should be clear (even though I probably don’t have to be) – the six people at the table were all Democrats, therefore fictional Democratic congress members. So dozens of their fictional colleagues …

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The Day John Lewis Made Me Cry

Jessie Rosen - January 17, 2017
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When news hit that Congressman John Lewis was the latest to get the Trump treatment, I was furious. I’ve been pretty furious at a pretty consistent level for somewhere around a year, politically speaking, but this latest bully move on the part of the man people elected to lead our nation hit me harder than most. See, I am obsessed with John Lewis. I have been …

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Teaching Myself To Read, Again

Jessie Rosen - January 16, 2017
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So in a pretty bummer turn of events, I no longer know how to read. Words, yes. Sentences, for the most part. But full paragraphs, an article, a book – no way. This may seem surprising slash impossible because I am a writer. I deal in words all day every day, on purpose and for money. But I can’t read those either which proves this isn’t …

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Korean Spa Body Scrubs: An Act Of Female Empowerment

Jessie Rosen - January 13, 2017
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How familiar are you with the Korean Spa system/process/universe? It’s impossible to describe but here’s me trying in a piece I wrote about my first experience. The title is How The Naked Spa Changed My Clothed Life. Bold statement, and apparently easily reversed. Turns out body confidence fleets because I wrote the below post yesterday AM after my Wednesday night spa sesh. So, once more, here …

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Why I Didn’t Watch The Final Obama Speech

Jessie Rosen - January 12, 2017

I wrote this yesterday AM but then my WordPress crashed so I figured God was punishing me but then I remembered that Trump is president so if there is a God and he/she is wasting time on my blog right now we’ve got bigger problems.  [Photo source: the beautiful Aurelm.com] — I was at dinner last night when President Barak Obama addressed the nation for …

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How To Be a Human, According To My Puppy

Jessie Rosen - January 10, 2017

I don’t have a ton of experience with dogs but I’m still pretty sure that mine is a human. When I was young we had a family dog named Sugar. She was an Australian Shepherd/Red Bone Hound mix that my Dad got when he was in college. From what I remember she was always very dog-like. She spent time outside by herself doing dog things – …

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Why Do Old People Hate LA LA LAND?

Jessie Rosen - January 9, 2017
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Two things first: That title isn’t fair but thoughts on why some people of my parents’ generation aren’t particularly in love with LA LA LAND doesn’t roll off the tongue.  This post is filled with LA LA LAND spoilers. Last week and I had a debate with my mom about whether LA LA LAND had a sad or happy ending. She said sad. I said happy. Then we did a few rounds …

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Why Do Some People Not Know How To Dream?

Jessie Rosen - January 6, 2017
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Yesterday I heard someone say something that’s going to stay with me for a very long time. I was in the living room of my friend Suzee Dunne (who is also my dog’s mother-in-law, long story) recording a podcast for her site/brand/movement ACT LIKE A GIRL. The podcast co-host is a warm and hysterical comedian named Tracie Walker who was wearing a lace-up maybe body suit in …

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