I’ve done something sickening. I’ve sinned against myself and against those for whom I advocate. I am ashamed. Dramatic? Yes. Sincere? Most definitely. It just happened so fast… Our apartment lease is coming up for renewal, and I’m in the process of negotiating a major kitchen upgrade with the property management. I’ve made many complaints […]
I got my first visible tattoo recently, and interesting assumptions were made. Assumptions about my lifestyle, my priorities, the salvation of my soul, you get the idea. Few of these concerns were voiced directly to me, of course, but the ones that were all mentioned how I’ve “changed”. There was a time I would have […]
We don’t have political problems, Friends, we have human problems. We are privileged with the responsibility of choosing our own leaders, so doesn’t it stand to reason that our leaders reflect the kind of people we are? That should scare the hell out of you right now. The overt hate, selfishness, ignorance and general shamelessness […]
Sometimes the things I want to say to you are so important to me that it’s paralyzing. I’m so desperate to string together the perfect words to make you act, that I don’t even know where to start. It’s a heavy burden. It’s ok though, because I SOLVED ALL THE WORLD’S PROBLEMS! As I sat […]
I come to you from my recliner, where I’m researching bohemian clothing (or curating my ideal wardrobe on Pinterest, whatever). Mike is watching a comedy in which two well-known actors discuss writing a screen play about super heroes who can control the world with their minds, and it occurs to me we all have that […]
I’ll be the first to admit I have a lot of “buttons”, triggers that set me off, and apparently society has a lot of fingers with which to push them. Recently, I was involved in a conversation with someone was obviously trying to bait me into saying how inspirational a certain wheelchair user is. Feeling […]
I have a vivid childhood memory of playing under a table at the local burger joint while the adults discussed what I now understand to be politics. That’s when I learned I didn’t want to be a Republican, because they’re mean.