Have We Lost Our Humanity?

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?”

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”

Why Care about Strangers?

I’m at a point where I almost don’t have the words anymore. Whether it’s draconian laws being passed in multiple states in the United States by those determined to drag our country back to the 1950s or the ongoing, horrifying war in Ukraine, it seems that atrocities are everywhere. I’ve been quiet for a whileContinue reading “Why Care about Strangers?”

10 Reasons Americans Can Be Happy Right Now

Or, 10 reasons to stop whining about everything As Americans, we love nothing more than using social media, really any form of communication, to complain about all the things we hate, are irritated about, find frustrating, or otherwise dislike. The time is more than a little ripe for a reality check. We have a lotContinue reading “10 Reasons Americans Can Be Happy Right Now”