Otherness. Long have I railed against the plague of Otherness pervading my country. If you are without food, I won't ask you who you voted for before sharing my sandwich. If you wreck your car outside my house, I'm not going to grill you on your religion or your legal status; I'm going to provide … Continue reading These Dark-Bright Days in America
These are troubling times, friends, at least if you're American and not glued to 45's terrifyingly incompetent ass. Yesterday, he announced a ban on transgender men and women serving in the military in any capacity. He followed that up later with an all-caps statement that in this country, "We worship God!" (Wake up, non-Christians! He's … Continue reading It’s Time to Speak Out. Where are You?
"Your voice, your hopes, your dreams will define our American destiny..." --45 Our American destiny. This phrase, echoed by the RNC, explains a lot about the GOP and its actions -- as well as inaction -- of late. The Republican Party is the only force right now that could actually apply the brakes to some … Continue reading Mandate of Where?
(A family member was hospitalized tonight, so this post is later than I'd planned.) January 20th, 2017, is unfurling. In mere hours, our 45th president will be sworn in. I love my country, and so (not "but," for it is because I love America that) I am afraid. I am disappointed, I am angry, and … Continue reading Raise Your Voice
(A slightly longer version of what I posted on a social media site I use daily) Oh man, America. My hair is still wet from the shower I took to try to calm down a while ago (I ended up sobbing hysterically and dry heaving under the water instead, oops). But I don't want to … Continue reading About this Election (aka “USA: the Shitshow Edition”)
I don't make friends easily. It takes a while for me to open up. Only time and experience together can draw you in. (I think most people are probably this way.) Once you're my friend, though, I will move heaven and earth to help you and to be a good friend, to be there for … Continue reading I Lost a Friend Today (a sort-of letter)