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
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
One of the more frustrating things that I read are people in defense of things like the executive order which is, in effect, a muslim ban. It is my thought that these people are blithely unconcerned because it is an issue they are not touched by. For me, this isn't a matter of "trying to … Continue reading When Things Are Personal
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
Sometimes your sweat and tears become what makes someone else fertile. When that happens, I hope you remember what it was like to think you'd always be grounded. Sometimes, you're dry ground waiting for rain. When that happens, I want you to know, the clouds are waiting for your permission.
Another week where my pen refuses to move so we're here again. However, this is a special note related to social media because mental and emotional health are important as is the much-avoided subject of honesty. So let's be honest about things. I've seen so many postings about protesters burning things and destroying their communities (football … Continue reading Let’s Be Honest: Part I
Over the years, I've carried a secret mission to find a mentor of some kind. This has proven very difficult in a time where the most common answer to a question is, "you could probably google that". The thing is, even though answers are a lot more accessible than they have ever been, there is … Continue reading Mentorship