I cannot fathom being so far removed from my actions that I could believe who I am as a person is in any way detached from my political choices or that it should be. Yet here I am, on social media, reading people decrying the the evils and dangers of identity politics. Where did we … Continue reading Identity Politics
before you try to make oppression or misogyny or racism or so many other things an academic pursuit, please let these two words be your mantra: just don't.
Full disclosure: I'm Christian and the crazy kind that makes religious and non-religious people very uncomfortable or completely at-ease depending. With that in mind, I have got to have this conversation with my extended family about the way you are responding to these issues with the current presidency, political and social climate, and just in … Continue reading Faith and Politics: Part One of Many
It's been a few months of taking in information and news about everything from politics, religion, and beyond and I think I'm full which is to say that I have to take a break to process everything. Have you ever felt so overwhelmed and sad, but just kept reading and reading and... you know what? … Continue reading Letting Things Happen
So there's a guy. He's a normal guy working at a plant shop in a somewhat run-down part of town in a plant shop. He's been there a long time, working for a boss he somewhat likes and mostly loathes. It is this character, Seymour, that we learn to identify with in this movie. We … Continue reading Not-So-Suddenly Seymour
It's been about two weeks now since Trump became the President Elect and every day that passes proves my grieving more correct than even I wanted to be. At some point during this election, people had their anger manipulated and took that anger to the polls instead of reason. They said they were the normal … Continue reading This Election In Free Verse: Part II
The grief hit me on the way home on election day and I couldn't help thinking about how, no matter how things went, everyone was going to hurt. Everyone. I started to pray and the more I did, the more I felt like crying. It felt like something long coming. The stock market started crashing … Continue reading This Election In Free Verse