I have a general rule online: I do my best not to curse. Because I’ve worked as a web content and media marketing employee, I believe my “public” life might called into question for future employment opportunities. I don’t want to lose a job because I curse like a sailor off-the-clock. But, after hearing the … Continue reading ROE V WADE: A Personal Rant
Robert E Lee is a name that may not be familiar to everyone, but if you’re even dimly aware of the history of the US Civil War, it’s a name you will know. Lee served as a general for the Confederacy in the Civil War (indeed, he was the commander of Confederate forces), and he desired to preserve the Union yet joined Confederate forces in his home state of Virginia. He privately opposed the idea of secession from the Union yet fought to accomplish exactly that. He reportedly was against the idea of slavery, yet fought against the Union in part because of abolishment. Lee is documented as having re-captured slaves who escaped their owners, even overseeing their punishment (usually in the form of whipping).
Lee is a romanticised figure in America’s South. He’s seen as a hero who fought for freedom and rights, which is ironic when you consider…
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I am as stubborn as they come, but I am fully vaccinated. Why, you ask? Because I believe that while I have every right to take chances with my own life, I have absolutely NO RIGHT to put others in danger. It’s called ‘having a social conscience.’ It’s called ‘caring about others.’ It’s called ‘doing the right thing.’
I am appalled by those who have cited every excuse in the book for refusing to be vaccinated against COVID. This pandemic has killed over 4 million people around the world … 623,029 in the United States, as of this writing, though by the time you are reading it, the number will be even higher. And WE … You and I … have the key to stopping it in our hands. If we fail to use that key, then we are complicit in those deaths.
The excuses are myriad and utterly without…
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I want to start raving about this book right off the bat. However, I have a weird formula for my reviews that I’d like to stick with for now. Just know that, while I’m writing this, I’m vibrating with excitement. One of my dearest friends from high school got two copies of Becoming for Hanukkah … Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: Becoming by Michelle Obama
George Floyd was murdered in Minneapolis, Minnesota, on May 25, 2020.
Black Lives Matter.
If there’s one thing that I understand completely, it’s that I have white privilege.
I’m committed to being a better ally.
Over the last week and a half, I’ve asked a lot of questions. Shout-out to my wonderful husband for being my main sounding board!
Here are a few snapshots of my recent thoughts.
At the end of this post, I’ve included a long list of resources, ways you can help, ways you can educate yourself and others, and other sources that I’ve found helpful.
Thanks for reading.
Monday, June 1st
I’m having trouble concentrating. I’m so angry about so many things. I’m personally not brave enough to join any of the Black Lives Matter protests, but I am committed to listening. I’ve been carefully observing my…
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Hi everyone. If you’re like me and are feeling sad, frustrated, and helpless over the continuing systemic racism in America, here are some ways to become proactive.
Defeating racism, tribalism, tolerance and all forms of discrimination will liberate us all, victim and perpetrator alike.
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It’s all over the news, and I feel I have to comment on it. I’m a liberal. On the “Radical Scale” (that I just made up), I’m somewhere between “Elizabeth Warren” & “Bernie Sanders.” That means I have all sorts of crazy ideas: Women are people; full-fledged, unique individuals who deserve to define their own … Continue reading Thoughts on Trump’s “Impeachment”
I love how this looks. More than that, it highlights an insidious trend. Political cartoonists keep my brain from exploding… they deserve better.
Donald Trump is hosting a “social media summit” today at the White House. This morning, he tweeted, “A big subject today at the White House Social Media Summit will be the tremendous dishonesty, bias, discrimination and suppression practiced by certain companies. We will not let them get away with it much longer. The Fake News Media will also be there, but for a limited period.”
So, Trump is having a tantrum over “bias” and “discrimination” but he’s only invited people who are extremely friendly to him and he’s going to shut out the press. Also, not invited are representatives from Facebook, Twitter, and Google. Conservatives don’t get irony or hypocrisy.
Trump and other conservatives claim their voices are suppressed on social media. Basically, they scream suppression whenever one of their racist posts, personal attacks, or lies are removed. This is a very popular conspiracy theory among those who believe they’re…
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Recently, I shared a cartoon by my friend, Clay, about the growing attacks on women’s reproductive rights by individual states. I promised to share the Supreme Court’s contact info in my brief introduction to his post. After hours & days of searching (OK, so it was a 30 second Google search), I found it. What’s … Continue reading Contacting the Supreme Court