It’s (Not) About the Jean Jacket

I’ve spent the past 24 hours absolutely frozen with indecision…over which jean jacket to keep. Yes, I am hyper-focused on two jean jackets – one light wash, one dark wash – that I recently purchased. I don’t know which one to keep. I’ve held polls, focus groups (ok it was my brother’s girlfriend and myContinue reading “It’s (Not) About the Jean Jacket”

Let’s Jump to Conclusions

We’re in the middle of the Derek Chauvin trial, less than a year after his murder by Minneapolis police and another Black man is murdered by Minneapolis police during a traffic stop. We don’t have all the facts yet. I’m already hearing chatter to that extent. “He might have resisted arrest.” “We don’t know ifContinue reading “Let’s Jump to Conclusions”

Thief’s of Joy

I have a confession. I’ve spent far too many nights up late over the past year. I can’t blame the baby. I’ve been up late, furiously typing on the little device that I own – or owns me – obsessively refreshing my apps for the latest update. The latest argument. The latest scandal. In manyContinue reading “Thief’s of Joy”

It’s Time to Stop Talking About Mass Shootings

Atlanta a week ago. Boulder yesterday. It’s time to stop talking about mass shootings. We’ve talked enough. Talking has gotten us nowhere. We need action. We need to abolish the filibuster and pass gun reform. We need to press candidates on their gun stance and vote out those who do not believe in gun reform.Continue reading “It’s Time to Stop Talking About Mass Shootings”

Stop AAPI Hate

I’m trying to collect my thoughts about the murder of 8 AAPI in Atlanta last night. We don’t have all the details, but I do know this: I know it’s a hate crime. I know it’s a culmination of a year of heavy racism and targeting by the former occupant of the White House, butContinue reading “Stop AAPI Hate”

I Believe Meghan

I don’t need to watch the Harry + Meghan interview to understand some of the reactions I’ve seen online (although I plan on it). “I never liked Meghan.” Oh really? You have that strong of an opinion on (checks notes) her cable television show Suits? “Diana was sweet, Meghan is manipulative.” Hmm wonder where thatContinue reading “I Believe Meghan”

Tuesday

It’s been awhile. Between my new blogging gig and a snowpocalypse that left us living like pioneers for a week (thankfully our house is still inhabitable after the damage it sustained) I haven’t had a ton of time for this blog. Ok, I also wasn’t writing because I’m still not sure what this space isContinue reading “Tuesday”

Friday Musings: Cancel Culture

I’ve been thinking a lot about cancel culture recently and about the people who decry it. I’m thinking about cancel culture and who actually gets cancelled. The example that comes to mind of a group truly cancelled is the Chicks (formerly D*xie Chicks) who, after speaking out against President Bush and the war, were pulledContinue reading “Friday Musings: Cancel Culture”

Jan. 2021 Reads

I almost forgot to blog about this, which would be a shame, because I read a crap ton of books in Jan. I don’t know what it was, maybe the start of a new year, a blank slate, but I was starving for literature. I’m surprised Goodreads wasn’t like, “Girl, take a breath.” But withContinue reading “Jan. 2021 Reads”