No Justice, No Peace

January 18th, 2021 Today is a wonderful day to celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr. Do you want to know what’s not a great way to celebrate him, though? Cherry-picking one of his quotes about “peace” or “unity” and calling it a day. If you’re just a regular ol’ white person reading this, did you knowContinue reading “No Justice, No Peace”

Told Ya

January 14th, 2021 Imagine that you’re at a restaurant with your family. A few tables down sits a man, and he is drunk. Initially, he’s just rambling incoherently and maybe using language and slurs that make your family uncomfortable. Eventually, though, he starts to say undeniably threatening remarks. You alert some of the staff andContinue reading “Told Ya”

Truth & Consequence

January 9th, 2021 Apparently, some jerk got kicked off Twitter forever and people think it’s an example of silencing freedom of speech. In fact, there are a lot of people who think violating social media platforms’ rules and having their posts or access adjusted or removed accordingly is also that, apparently forgetting that when theyContinue reading “Truth & Consequence”

Land of the

January 6th, 2021 I’ve been real good at staying apolitical as of late, but I feel like I’ve lost a little of my punk rock attitude and we’ve all been getting along too well. So let’s get to it, friends! What is happening in Washington right now is just about as anti-American and anti-democratic (asContinue reading “Land of the”

2020: A Lesson, A Curriculum, An Education

December 31st, 2020 It is fair to say that this year sucked. It is damn fair. And it is a truth that we will have wasted our time if we decide to learn nothing from it. So, with that in mind, here is some of what I learned. – I learned not only is tomorrowContinue reading “2020: A Lesson, A Curriculum, An Education”

America Hearts Criminals

December 18th, 2020 America loves criminals — as long as they have the right color skin and their subjective ideals align. This post has been a long time coming, but better late than never. I’ve heard, too many times, this era being compared to prohibition. Besides being an absolutely baseless and embarrassing comparison, it remindedContinue reading “America Hearts Criminals”

New Day

November 7th, 2020 Every story I have ever cherished has taught me that the most important thing in life is the life of a human being. More important than strength or power or (especially) money. Those stories gave me the weight to balance it out. Intelligence over strength.Compassion over power.Kindness over apathy.Time over money. I’mContinue reading “New Day”


November 3rd, 2020 2020 has not been a hopeful year, nor one that has particularly cared about our plans or dreams. Despite this, a few people have reached out to me and said that I could probably write something great about hope. You kind idiots. I disagree with that sentiment. I have been holding onContinue reading “HOPE”

Kindness Sticks

October 29th, 2020 I’ve been pretty quiet lately, and I have no interest in adding to the political discussion. I’m also not the kind to give direct advice, but I do have something to say during this last week of the election. What I’ve learned, especially over the last few years, is simple: when yourContinue reading “Kindness Sticks”


October 1st, 2020 This isn’t a political post. Honest. It starts from a moment during the debate, but it’s deeply personal and I think it’s worth saying. Last night, Trump attacked Hunter Biden’s problems with addiction. Joe spoke up and said he was proud of his son for dealing with those issues. Unfortunately, Trump’s commentsContinue reading “Counterspell”