Or did we have any to begin with? Let me start with this. Humanity has always been inhumane. Atrocities have been committed throughout history. And, while we aren’t experiencing Genghis Khan-level atrocities at the moment (though Ukrainians might disagree), the United States is certainly allowing smaller, more localized atrocities to continue unabated. The U.S. hasn’tContinue reading “Have We Lost Our Humanity?”
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A Daughter’s Grief and a Mother’s Love
There are so many polite ways to say it; passed away, crossed over, called home, shuffled off this mortal coil. The plain fact is though, my mama died. She died suddenly and quickly on Saturday, March 11, 2023 and life won’t ever be like it was. She collapsed in church, with my father by herContinue reading “A Daughter’s Grief and a Mother’s Love”
The Emotional Strength of Accepting Rejection
Somewhat Gracefully My writing’s been rejected a lot. Sometimes, it wasn’t the right fit for the publication or they had something similar in the works that hadn’t been published yet. Other times, editors have said the writing was good, but they just weren’t interested at that time. And, I’ve been ghosted a very decent numberContinue reading “The Emotional Strength of Accepting Rejection”
The First Amendment Has Restrictions; Why Not the Second?
“And in the naked light I sawTen thousand people, maybe morePeople talking without speakingPeople hearing without listeningPeople writing songs that voices never sharedAnd no one daredDisturb the sound of silence” The Sound of Silence by Simon & Garfunkel This song became the one of the anthems of a protest generation; a generation watching atrocities happen,Continue reading “The First Amendment Has Restrictions; Why Not the Second?”
New Year, No Need for a New Me
New Year, New Me is such a great slogan, isn’t it? The notion of a new (aka – better) version of yourself and using the start of a new year as the spark is certainly tempting. Or is it? Why do we get a million articles and ads pushing us to be something completely newContinue reading “New Year, No Need for a New Me”
The Patriarchy’s Moral Compass Points Due South
The road to Hell is paved with bad intentions Is the patriarchy ok? Are y’all feeling good about where you stand vis-à-vis society? From my perspective, things are looking more than a little rough. I mean, you must love knowing that you’ve got so many people under your thumb, but trying to hang on toContinue reading “The Patriarchy’s Moral Compass Points Due South”
Do the Things that Scare You
Yesterday, I did something completely out of my comfort zone. It was terrifying; I was worried about embarrassing myself, and it seemed borderline ridiculous. I did it anyway. And, that’s something to celebrate. We should all be doing more things that make us uncomfortable. Ok, let me start at the beginning. Earlier this year, IContinue reading “Do the Things that Scare You”
Roe v. Wade Is Dead, but We Are Not
Without the ability to make decisions about their own bodies, without bodily autonomy, none are truly free.
They want to break our collective soul. Good luck. You can try, but history skews in favor of the oppressed.
The Plague of Young Men with Guns
This was first published on my LinkedIn page, earlier in the day on May 24, 2022. ACTIONS TO TAKE NOW: Donate to Everytown for Gun Safety, Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, Brady Campaign & Center to Prevent Gun Violence, or March For Our Lives. I did. Call your Congresspeople and Sentators. TAKEContinue reading “The Plague of Young Men with Guns”
Privacy — The Most Important Unwritten Right in the Constitution
Privacy is a notion that we don’t consider very often. There’s an assumption of privacy within our homes, at our doctors’ offices, and even within our relationships, to some extent. We all have private thoughts that we don’t share with anyone else. We have an expectation of privacy in most bathrooms (at least until youContinue reading “Privacy — The Most Important Unwritten Right in the Constitution”