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this is why we can’t have nice things

Where do I begin? I was the only child of farming family in rural Pennsylvania. I had my first child when I was 18, my second at 23, and earned my Bachelor’s degree in the meantime. I had no clue how education connected to employment, or how to find┬áthat job. I struggled for my twenties … Continue reading

medical care in ruraltopia

Medical care in the United States is a joke. Sure, if you have insurance, and money, and live in the “right” place, then maybe it’s okay. “The best in the world” (totally not true). I am about 7 months pregnant. From the moment we started trying, I felt sure this system would probably kill me. … Continue reading