Effects

I consider myself lucky in my dealings with Covid-19. Considering how many people lost loved their lives, lost loved ones, or lost months to illness I got lucky.  It hit my family hard, to be sure.  My infant daughter brought it home from daycare and when she started projectile vomiting it had to have taken… Continue reading Effects

Beacons

I always find it interesting, how people who face no loss of their rights always seem to pop up when they are being taken away from others to say - well gee, it doesn’t bother me.  The room oooohs, and ahhhhhs because, boy, that’s a revelation.  Imagine that, someone who doesn’t have to face the… Continue reading Beacons

A Pretty Simple Question

I keep seeing these idiotic rabble rousing trolls that fancy themselves as playtime warriors and standard bearers for White American men clowning at events and gatherings that have nothing to do with them but which they find DESPERATELY offensive.  What I wonder, and what I ask is - What actual ‘code’ do you live by?… Continue reading A Pretty Simple Question

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

The Trend

I don’t think I am different from other writers in wondering what it is that sets what I write apart from everyone else.  You know, what makes MY writing MINE. I can stab at some of the ideas and themes, family, faith, death, revenge, the old favorites. I deal with small towns more than cities,… Continue reading The Trend

Entitled

I think it’s pretty fair to say that all of us, at one time or another have felt entitled to something. That doesn’t mean that the entitlement came from an ugly place, a place of selfishness, but that we felt we deserved something because of who we are. For example, you, as a human, deserve… Continue reading Entitled

Fan-Dumb

It gets exhausting being a fan. It’s hard enough to keep straight the reboots, prequels, sequels, offshoots, and all the merchandise that comes out in every flavor possible without then having to ask yourself - am I one of THOSE fans? And the THOSE in this case are the fans that take things not just… Continue reading Fan-Dumb

End of Days – blog

You hear it a lot but things were simpler when I was a kid.  It’s not that there was no established internet, or streaming services, or faux-lebrities that found fame because of a stupid viral incident.  No, it was that the world outside of the high school and towns I grew up in seemed so… Continue reading End of Days – blog

Ill

It feels endlessly cowardly that after every mass shooting now the same excuse is pulled out for it - mental illness.  Mental illness has become a catch all bucket to throw all of our old fish in.  Man beats a woman, oh, well, he’s mentally ill.  Woman kills her kids, oh, she’s mentally ill.  Boy… Continue reading Ill

Enough

The day after another mass shooting in the United States means that we’ll have another week of news, another week of one side saying it’s too soon to demand change while the other side demands gun bans, and another week of asking HOW and WHY without even really trying to answer that very question. This… Continue reading Enough

Ya Get What Ya Get

I woke up in the middle of the night last night and reached out to a friend via text to check to see if he had finished reading the most recent book I finished. He’s always been a sport about reading these alpha books and giving me the vibe from them. Last I had known… Continue reading Ya Get What Ya Get

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