I haven’t been able to blog for awhile, working through grief, frankly, which makes me just like everyone else these days. As I strive for some semblance of normalcy, trying yet failing to accept that I will never again spend time with two of the best people I ever had the privilege to know andContinue reading “Words, sure, but no words”
Category Archives: democracy
To be good at something
Over the years, my children have at times sought to identify what they were “good at,” or some “special talent,” or perhaps complained that others seemed to be at ease with tasks that were for them more challenging. Some of my children have shown interest in art and music, for example, and this has ledContinue reading “To be good at something”
I am saving time on Thursdays to work on blog posts, and I find myself sorting through topics both light and heavy. A lot is going on, and there never seems to be a right time to post anything, no matter what it is. Yet what I’ve landed on today is the concept of hope.Continue reading “Hope helps.”
Ask again another time.
You asked me to tell you what I believe, and I thought I knew exactly what I would say. I believe in kindness, or some might call it empathy/compassion. Not necessarily the so-called random acts of kindness, which feel like a fad diet or a New Year’s resolution, too brief to hold meaning, too spuriousContinue reading “Ask again another time.”
What’s so funny about peace, love, and academic theories?
While I should know better than to be surprised by anything anymore, I admit to being befuddled by the attacks on critical race theory. Wait, before you explain to me about white supremacy or people who stand for nothing making things up to fight over, yes, I get that. It’s just that from a socialContinue reading “What’s so funny about peace, love, and academic theories?”
We regret to inform you that you were not, after all, elected to Student Council.
It turns out that we have recently become aware of the potential for fraud in our past system of counting all votes and naming the winners of the most votes to our student council. It has been explained that our previous system was part of a leftist, radical agenda that runs counter to everything weContinue reading “We regret to inform you that you were not, after all, elected to Student Council.”
Fast Forward to February
So I haven’t posted on my blog since the start of November, and in my defense, November was a head trip, not to mention December and January. I had hoped to breathe a sigh of a relief after the election ended, but I was afraid to post even that much because there were so manyContinue reading “Fast Forward to February”
Day One: Nanowrimo
It’s November, and some of us know what that means. No, not the election, but if that’s on your mind, this is the video that is giving me a burst of hope and determination despite some desperate acts of repression this weekend. And visit votesaveamerica.com to explore how you might help. November is *also* NationalContinue reading “Day One: Nanowrimo”
So other than everything, how is it going?
Even before the pandemic, I wouldn’t always treat the question, “How are you?” as an empty exercise in good manners. If the right person asks and there is something to complain about, my answer was almost never “Fine.” Still, I also sometimes answer “Great,” in a hearty voice, mostly to show how happy I amContinue reading “So other than everything, how is it going?”
If I were to write about Black lives…
I would begin by reminding you that there is no such thing as race in terms of biology. Biologically, we are all the same. And one need only engage in a modest amount of logical thinking to know that we all rise or fall together. I also recognize that culture is more powerful (and violent)Continue reading “If I were to write about Black lives…”