It’s hard to keep the light on these days, internally as well as externally. Yeah, the economy sucks, and gas is high, and jobs aren’t suddenly paying the worker bees more and the CEOs less. Things are hard. Inside and out. The inside is dealing with the stress of a job you may not like… Continue reading The Darkest Days
To say I have a love/hate relationship with my city of Flint is to put it mildly. I fiercely love this city and its people and its culture and its resilience. I loathe the bureaucracy that is so rampant here and the way that the leadership never seems able to coordinate or work together… Continue reading Save Our Schools
I will never tell anyone I am the smartest person in any room I am in. I will never tell anyone I am better than them because odds are really great, I am not. And I am not going to act as if my beliefs should be the standard for what all others believe… Continue reading The Hills We Die On
It's interesting that the older we get, the more we are told to 'act our age' and to 'grow up' and to behave as we imagine an adult is supposed to act. It's one of the biggest con jobs out there. We base our perception on what adults act like on the way people acted… Continue reading A Parade For One
If you have popped my blog at all the above question is one, I ask a lot. What Happened To Us? This is not to imply that the American people have ever been the SANEST people, nor that we are free of the blood of history. No, it implies neither. What it implies is that… Continue reading What Happened To Us
Like a lot of people these days - or a lot of people through time, I'd imagine - I find myself asking again and again - aren't we better than this? It seems like every day there is a new scandal, a new outrage, a new revelation of information the public didn't need to be… Continue reading Aren’t We Better Than This – blog
I have always been bullied in my life. It wasn’t always like that, once upon a time I had a lot of friends, back when kids seemed too young (or naïve) to get caught up in the ‘who’s cool/who’s not cool’ nonsense. When I got into high school though I started to get bullied.… Continue reading Bullies Win – blog
I mentioned it a bit ago on one of my podcasts how the city I live in and love, Flint, has some money coming its way. Some of that money is from the water crisis – though most of that SHOULD go to the people, but we’ll see – and then there’s money that… Continue reading Re-Built, This City- blog
Today is a special and strange day for my family. It was two years ago that our daughter began her journey to us, and we began the final leg of our IVF journey. I remember the day still, and how scared and excited we were. It was a miserably hard process for my wife –… Continue reading Two Years Later – blog
In which I talk about my family's house fire that happened a week before Christmas in 2002.
It’s strange to think back through the years of my education and history classes and to consider how true the words would ring through, truer and truer over time – history is written by the victors. So much of American history has been redacted and whitewashed to show the best side of our culture… Continue reading Faded Glory – blog
In which I talk about hope in the inferno.
We rarely see the whole truth of a situation.