Is There More To Life Than High Gas Prices?

Something wonderful happened to me this morning.

I had the distinct privilege of paying $3.05 for regular unleaded gas at the Mobil down the street on Melrose. I could have gone ahead and splurged on the $3.25 super/premium, but you know I'm struggling to keep my spend-thrift ways in check. I can't get too wild and crazy. Who knows what might happen if I really let myself go at the gas station?

Just kidding. Rewind. We all know there's nothing exciting about gas prices.

Actually, I'm very excited to share with you all that I'm now a columnist for another site called Anti-Racist Parent. This is a site that's dedicated to raising children with an anti-racist outlook, something our society desperately needs. It's run by a company called New Demographic and they're an anti-racist training company. My columnist intro is on there today so go by and check it out. I'll probably contribute over there at least once a month.

I also have to give a special shout-out to Mrs. J. over at Our Kind of Parenting. She recommended me for this and she's a very insightful blogger in her own right so go over and say "hi" on her site as well.


Hi Liz! Congrats on the ARP gig--it's nice to have you on board. I've been lurking here for a little bit, since following a link over from Mrs. J's place. I'm an Angeleno in exile in Bakersfield, so it's nice to read your p.o.v.--used to live on the Los Feliz/Silver Lake border, former teacher, and biracial too, so I've been digging your stuff. :) Anyway, just wanted to say hey.
West said…
Congrats, Liz.
Liz Dwyer said…
Oh thank you for your congratulations and I'm so glad you took the plunge and de-lurked yourself. (is that even a word?) I'm so curious...How long have you been in Bakersfield and what/where did you teach here in LA? I imagine when I finally move from this neighborhood, I'm going to miss it a whole lot!

Anonymous said…
Nothing like programming kids with an issue-specific vision.
Liz Dwyer said…
Hey Anonymous,
I can't determine if you think that's a good or a bad thing. But I'll tell you, there's a whole lot of other "programming" going on out there that will give my kids a warped and twisted vision of themselves, and I'm not having that.
Sundry said…
Excellent news! More Liz is a good thing!
Anonymous said…
I'm really daughter just turned 4 and I did the Baby doll test on her...I saw the baby doll test on Youtube and decided to try it out on my own child....she like many of the kids on the video chose the white baby dolls over the brown skinned ones...I don't understand why..I rarely purchase white baby dolls for her..and always tell her she's beautiful...but yet...she still she's the white dolls as beautiful.
Tafari said…
CONGRATS! I listen to the Addicted to Race podcast weekly. The ARP blogs is one of my frequent haunts.


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