9/11: Thoughts 20 Years Later

The further removed we get from 9/11, the more I struggle to find the right words to talk about it. Hell I’ve restarted this post at least half a dozen times – metaphorically crumbling up yet another draft and tossing it into the garbage bin. I can’t talk not talk about it. But what isContinue reading “9/11: Thoughts 20 Years Later”

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”

The Time is Now, The Day is Here

Yes, that’s a Les Mis quote in my title. If any day was created for some dramatics it’s today. It’s sort of surreal that today is here. I remember 4 years ago, living in Tampa, beside myself with confusion and grief compounded by a move to “red” Texas 4 months later where I didn’t knowContinue reading “The Time is Now, The Day is Here”

A Reminder on this MLK Day

A reminder: One quote shared to Facebook on MLK Day isn’t enough especially if his words are twisted to make him out to be some moderate, preaching colorblindness (yes I’m referencing the “color of his skin” quote. It wasn’t a call for slicker racism. Don’t misuse it.) But, if you want a quote that “surprisingly”Continue reading “A Reminder on this MLK Day”

Sedition: The Day After

I don’t have the words. Maybe I don’t need them. Maybe I shouldn’t be surprised at the flagrant display of whiteness at work. Maybe I shouldn’t be surprised that the same people who carry the flags of a seditious insurrection from the 1800’s support one now. I’m thinking of marginalized folx this morning and howContinue reading “Sedition: The Day After”

Nothing Was Stolen

In my town, and many towns across the nation, people are protesting “the steal.” Because in 2021 it’s more believable that the opposing party orchestrated an elaborate plan to take the Presidency (and not the Senate – major eye roll ) than a majority of the country decided a narcissistic man-child uninterested in the jobContinue reading “Nothing Was Stolen”

Anger & Revolution

This morning I woke up thinking about the Rebecca Traister’s book “Good & Mad: The Revolutionary Power of Women’s Anger,” which I read about a year after 45’s Inauguration. I’m thinking specifically about the part where Traister writes about suburban white women typically voting along with their husbands; feeling secure in their patriarchy adjacent privilegeContinue reading “Anger & Revolution”

I Saw the Sign

Today we took a drive to pick up my handmade RBG headband from a new local friend. While I ran to the door, my eldest, V, noticed the sign in her yard and the second I opened the car door screamed, “MOM LOOK AT HER SIGN! BLACK LIVES MATTER.” After I told her that IContinue reading “I Saw the Sign”