Reading Notes: Vicious is my middle name

I’ve chosen to spend most of my life in a small college town in the mountains of North Carolina, and despite the understandable yen to explore the world in my youth (which I did), I have always loved it here, loved the sight of the mountains and nature all around. But one of the thingsContinue reading “Reading Notes: Vicious is my middle name”

Here’s why

This week, I’ve been volunteering to help get out the vote for Democrats. Here’s why… Because we need sensible people to face challenges such as inflation, those who know employment, education, and accessible healthcare are good for families and good for the economy;  Because Democrats have already passed major legislation designed to boost our infrastructureContinue reading “Here’s why”

Yes, And…

It’s a confusing time because it is (and has been) essential to elect as many open-minded and ethical Democrats/Independents to local, state, and national office as possible, yet it is understandable that people want to yell at anyone they can. Yelling at the main perpetrators (right-wing Republicans, Libertarians, and similar) is not as satisfying becauseContinue reading “Yes, And…”

A few ways I argue with myself before writing on my blog

*Someone somewhere has already written something similar but better. Yes, AND so can I. This is not a competition (at least, it isn’t for me). And I believe each one of us has the potential to bring something unique and specific when we join these ongoing conversations. AND sometimes we just have to work someContinue reading “A few ways I argue with myself before writing on my blog”

What I accept/What I abjure

I accept—and respect!— that people have strongly held values and religious beliefs that motivate them. I abjure any attempt to force such beliefs upon others. I abjure it on principle… but also in practical terms, I am yet to observe that any religious person fully agrees with another religious person on all issues, even thoseContinue reading “What I accept/What I abjure”