Let me start this off by saying that I cherish each and every one of you, whether I’ve just met you recently or have known you for a long time (some since childhood). You wouldn’t be my friend if we didn’t have one thing in common: a respect for life in all its myriad shapes, … More An Open Letter to My White Friends
…FOR ACTUALLY BEING SHOT. OR LIVING WHILE BLACK. I’m trying to recognize my privilege while also realizing that I can care, can be an ally, and want to help but also deal with my own anxiety and depression and C-PTSD. I get overwhelmed. I buckle under. I fall to pieces. And none of it has anything … More IF YOU’RE TIRED OF WAKING UP AND HEARING NEWS OF PEOPLE BEING SHOT FOR BEING BLACK, IMAGINE HOW THEY FEEL…
I’ve been trying without success in getting the media, any media, or…anyone really to pay any attention to the protests happening in Hoover, Alabama. I get it, people are just fucking tired of hearing about Black Lives Matter. Well, you know what? Too fucking bad. EJ Bradford mattered. He mattered to his family. He mattered … More Hoover Killed EJ
I feel so odd. I miss my racist neighbor-friend. Is that wrong? And do I want him back in my life? Especially when he mostly made me crazy in the first place. … More I Miss My Racist Friend
A year ago, I was headed to DC to march against the incoming administration and EXACTLY the kind of crap that’s happened. Let’s shut the government down because we’re not going to fund children’s healthcare or keep DREAMers unless the WALL is built *among other things*. Today — not one march planned in my … More All is as it should be.
Last night, I started watching “The Man in the High Castle” on Amazon again. Consider it “research” on how to survive the coming years; and not just the next four, as the ramifications of this election will linger on well past my lifetime. Combine our political climate with that of Brexit and the resurgence of … More We Survive, We Always Do
I’m beginning to think that Trump truly is the puppet, the mouthpiece, the figurehead, the spokesmodel for a deeper darker director. It’s starting to make a horrible, terrifying sense now. He’s always been more of a liberal-leaning guy in the first place; those of us from New York know this. He flip-flops all over the … More Puppet Mastery