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About Midwest MaLady

Midwest MaLady is a freelance writer, an equal partner in marriage, a mother and an activist for drug policy reform, civil liberties and social justice. But more than that, she is a human being that wishes for more peace, love, and understanding in the world.

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An Agnostic’s Guide To Good Moral Lessons From The Bible

An Agnostic’s Guide To Good Moral Lessons From The Bible

When I was very young I was forced to go to church. However, when the preacher of the church was found to have stolen money from the church funds, I didn’t have to go anymore. Yippee! No more Vacation Bible School! No more early Sunday mornings! I was happy, but at a very young age, […]

This Is (Really) Your Brain On Drugs

This Is (Really) Your Brain On Drugs

PHOTO: Rachael Leigh Cook “Your Brain On Drugs, Any Questions?“ We have all seen the “this is your brain on drugs” commercials. I call them the “egg” commercials. There’s an egg, and a person says, “This is your brain.”  Then the person cracks an egg into a skillet and says, “This is your brain on […]

Midwest MaLady’s Five Beauty Essentials

Midwest MaLady’s Five Beauty Essentials

I have a very simple philosophy when it comes to beauty. You have to give beauty a KISS, meaning Keep It Sweet and Simple. My personal simple philosophy is beauty=health. My five beauty essentials are (mostly) all about staying healthy! Water My first beauty essential is water. Lots and lots of water! Drinking water keeps your whole […]

What Tornadoes Teach Us About Life

What Tornadoes Teach Us About Life

PHOTO: Sue Ogrocki/AP On May 20th, a twister ripped through the town of Moore, Oklahoma, killing two dozen people. The day after, the citizens of Moore were left to pick up the pieces of hundreds of demolished homes and mourn the loss of loved ones. Those who lost loved ones are not going to be […]

Activist Overload

Activist Overload

Get up, get the kids ready for school, take them to school, get my husband up so he can get ready for work, write 10,000 words or more for my graduate class, a blog, my book and various other projects, do some cleaning around the house while it’s empty, go pick up the kids from […]

What’s Missing From the Gun Control Debate

What’s Missing From the Gun Control Debate

When I think of the children in Newtown, Connecticut who were senselessly and viciously shot and killed, I think about the birthdays they will never have, the graduations they will never have and the beautiful lives that will never manifest in the way they should have.  I try not to think about Adam Lanza a […]

Fighting Against My Own Nature As an Introvert to Make Change

Fighting Against My Own Nature As an Introvert to Make Change

Make no mistake about it, I am an introvert. I like to read, write and watch old television shows by myself. My husband often complains that I hole up in my room, ignoring the whole family. This may be true. This is because I am an introvert and I crave solitude. However, when I watched […]