By Measures of Degree

There’s a frequent melody sung of late that goes something like this - Ohhh, the brain drain, the dear brain drain, what of the BRAAAAAIN DRAIN, what are we going to do?  It’s sort of catchy, it’s definitely got a groove.  It’s too similar though to this newer hit - Where did all the Woooooorkers… Continue reading By Measures of Degree

Broken All This Time

Looking at the world around us, it’s hard not to wonder if we, as a species have finally broken or if we’ve been broken all this time.  Take a moment and look around.  It isn’t just the ‘street people’ who talk to themselves now, it’s a lot of us.  Our moods have shifted, our attitudes… Continue reading Broken All This Time

But What If We’re Already Good Enough?

I can’t tell you how many years of my life I have spent believing all of the awful things people that didn’t like me told me or that I told myself. I would see what other people are doing with their lives and families and careers and would think What Am I Doing Wrong? I… Continue reading But What If We’re Already Good Enough?

The Darkest Days

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

Save Our Schools

           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

The Hills We Die On

           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

A Parade For One

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

What Happened To Us

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

Aren’t We Better Than This – blog

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

Bullies Win – 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

Re-Built, This City- 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

Two Years Later – 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