My depression has returned, so I thought it would be an interesting experiment to write about what’s happening with me during this episode. I wrote about living with mental illness a while back and I’d like to see how (or if) my description of my mental illness changes from when I’m stable. It first returned… Continue reading Depression, Damn it!
So, during this “crisis” at our southern border with Mexico, our country has been separating children from their parents because their parents have been arrested and detained for “illegally” crossing the border. This is morally reprehensible. So many other ways-humane ways-exist to treat these migrants. I’ve heard multiple arguments to support our government’s horrible actions… Continue reading When Parents Go to Jail
It’s been hard not to notice the arguing over gun-control and gun violence happening now. The Parkland school shooting has sparked new energy into the debate. And, as with just about every debate in this country, no side is hearing the other. It’s as though they’re speaking two separate languages. But, more than that, it… Continue reading Let’s Talk Guns and Violence
This thought hit me a few weeks ago. I was standing in line at the grocery store deli waiting to order lunchmeat and cheese. I am rich. I read an article a while back stating that people in the top 20% of income earners don’t feel rich or wealthy. You can read it here: https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/economy/i-dont-feel-wealthy-the-upper-middle-class-is-worried-about-paying-for-the-tax-overhaul/2017/11/09/a5cf1acc-c55e-11e7-aae0-cb18a8c29c65_story.html?utm_term=.b14dadbea132… Continue reading I Am Rich
I had a dream last night. I went to the doctor because my hip had been hurting a lot. He decided to do x-rays. The x-rays revealed that my hip was fine, but that I had a broken arm. It was really broken, too. Once he pointed it out, I could feel the ridges where… Continue reading Body Language
I read your statement about the photo gone viral with you holding a torch at Friday and Saturday’s White Supremacist (Nationalist) rally in Charlottesville, Virginia. You stated that you aren’t the angry racist portrayed by that photo. Well, maybe you don’t feel angry, but you are racist. First, I just want you to know that… Continue reading An Open Letter to Peter Cvjetnovic
As I watched the events unfold in Charlottesville, Virginia this weekend, I kept reminding myself, “those are my people.” Yes, those White Supremacists are my people. Of course, so are the counter protesters. One of the things I love about my job is that I am a public servant. I serve my community, all of… Continue reading Us vs. Us