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About mamamara

I'm a 40-something, work-at-home mother of two. I'm pro-vaccine, pro-medicine, pro-science, and an avid reader of information about all of the above, and I want to combine my love for my children with my love for science. So here we are!

The Maryland health exchange is a nearly broken process

11/3/2017 The Hon. Al Carr                                  The Hon. Jeff Waldstreicher The Hon. Ana Sol Gutierrez              The Hon. Richard Madaleno Dear Mr. Carr, Mr. Waldstreicher, Ms. Gutierrez, and Mr. Madaleno: As your constituent, I must bring to your attention the broken process … Continue reading

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Not an education gap, but an empathy gap

I don’t think anyone will be surprised to hear that I’m a liberal commie pinko and so are a good number of my friends. (Heck, some of you are to the left of me!) So I hear a lot of … Continue reading

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Your fave is problematic

(CW: Some vague mentions of bad things happening to kids and homophobia) I don’t know how common the title of this post is outside of fandom, but I think it should be fairly clear to the average reader: Your favorite … Continue reading

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The problem with gods

If you know me, you probably figure that title means I’m about to rant about being an atheist again and, well, that would be a good guess. But this time I’m thinking about gods in fiction and why I think … Continue reading

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Pain and the lack of treatment thereof

I’ve had an epic rant on this topic brewing for years, but the CDC’s latest recommendations on the prescribing of opioid painkillers has finally given me the reason I needed to write the darn thing down. See, here’s the thing: … Continue reading

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Sexual harassment for all

It used to be that when people talked about being sexually harassed, whether it was street harassment or something like fondling or rape, I would keep quiet. Not in the sense of condoning what happened, but in the sense of … Continue reading

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Unintelligent design of the human body

I’ve long thought that the defeat of intelligent design theory lay not in complicated scientific proofs, but simply in forcing people to actually look at the design that their creator supposedly gave us. A quick look at the human body … Continue reading

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