Mary Anne Mohanraj

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Much Ground to Claim

My assignment for the morning is reading — Benjamin Rosenbaum and I are going to be interviewing Cory Doctorow on the podcast at 1 p.m. today, and I asked him if there’s any particular book of his that he’d like us to talk about, and he said _Attack Surface_, which follows on in the world …

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This Will Be Interesting

Someone asked if I was the only woman running for the D200 board, and while I don’t know the other candidates to say for certain, my best guess from their names and webpages, etc. is yes. “Four seats will be up on the Oak Park and River Forest High School board, with incumbents Craig D. …

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Back to Hybrid

Our schools are planning to go back to hybrid on Feb 1 (both elementary/middle and high school), and parents are deciding whether to send their kids in person or not. I wrote up this for a community mom group, reposting it here, in case it’s helpful. We’re staying remote. My husband and I are both …

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So Much Work Left to Do

Relatively pleasant today (40F), and I needed to pick up some supplies at Holmes for Anand’s remote schooling, so I decided to walk instead of drive. I had time, so I walked by the high school first — I thought I might try to take a photo to use on my campaign web page. At …

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Governing Is Complicated

I’ve been struggling as I try to put my D200 campaign website together, because I feel a little…out-of-step, maybe, with my activist friends. Most of the people I know locally are working really hard on racial equity, which I absolutely support. It is important work, and long overdue, and critically important. But it’s not my …

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My Federal Priorities

I’m still exhausted. I slept well last night, finally, but I didn’t actually get to bed until close to 2 a.m., because my sleep schedule has been really wonky for weeks. I’m hoping that we have a nice, quiet couple of months where government just does a lot of sensible things that make people’s lives …

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Brain-Fried

As I put my campaign website together, I’m mostly thinking I should link to places where I’ve already done political writing, in one form or another. Of course, I have to remember those places first. If you happen to think of any pieces of mine you’ve read along those lines, and can drop a mention …

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