It Just Doesn’t Matter

Do you sometimes get the feeling that it just doesn’t matter? In the whole the big old largeness of EVERYTHING but then also closer to the ground, things like the January 6th hearings and, for folks like me in Flint, the quest to punish people over the water. That none of it really matters.  It… Continue reading It Just Doesn’t Matter

They Just Don’ Wanna Work

Another chestnut I love hearing these days is how ‘they’ don’ wanna work. You hear it a lot from business owners wringing their hands at people ‘not wanting to work’, the implication being these people, whomever they are, are both lazy and taking advantage of the system.  This has been a familiar refrain for years… Continue reading They Just Don’ Wanna Work

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

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

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

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

For Educational Purposes Only- blog

           When I look back at my school days, I can’t say I look back at them fondly. I wasn’t great in Kindergarten, finding myself and what it was like to be in school and around so many kids. I had been in a sort of preschool, but it wasn’t like it is today and… Continue reading For Educational Purposes Only- blog

Validation – blog

           Humans need validation. Whether we like it or not. As isolated as we may make ourselves, we want, we need to be seen. We need to recognize, even if just to see that we want to be alone. Humans are, even today, a social species that needs one another. I know that as much… Continue reading Validation – blog

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

Just What We Always Wanted

           You get the feeling that this old coal cart is speeding towards broken track? Sure, we might jump the gap and come out on the other side just fine and zoom off into the distance. Or we could tumble over into the abyss, never to be seen again. That feels like where we’re at,… Continue reading Just What We Always Wanted