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”
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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…”
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?”
One month (or so) in
I have wondered how to take stock of one month (or so) of the pandemic and ongoing extreme social distancing measures. There are the good parts—my family and I have fallen into something of a routine, finding ways to get things done, work, chores, hobbies, and various diversions. We’ve found ways to connect with friendsContinue reading “One month (or so) in”
Did you vote yet?
It’s voting day, and I just spent a few hours encouraging people to vote. I already voted during early voting because nothing scares me more than missing the chance to vote. One time I drove past my voting precinct and saw what at first glance looked like campaign signs and volunteers, and I literally clutchedContinue reading “Did you vote yet?”
So I woke to the news this morning that a miracle did not occur in Mississippi last night. I am sending out (silent) condolences to those on the losing side, as I did for Florida, Georgia, and Texas. As a Southerner, I feel the need to say to those who lost: I see you. IContinue reading “Mississippi”
How to articulate democracy
I am trying to gather my courage to call my Senators tomorrow to urge them to demonstrate their commitment to voting rights, which, alas, they won’t (which is why it takes courage because it feels futile, but necessary). I thought it might help for me to write about why democracy matters, and, this will surpriseContinue reading “How to articulate democracy”
Be skeptical but not cynical.
I fear my country is being harmed by a penchant for dualism—yes, I know you hear that all the time, but I won’t rant about it today. Instead, this is an invitation to tackle the challenges we face as a skeptic but not a cynic. Take voting, for example. Is it reasonable to be skepticalContinue reading “Be skeptical but not cynical.”