Eat Us

July 26th, 2021 The reason that modern youth seem so supremely defiant now is because at no previous time in human history has it been so apparent that adults have no idea what the hell they are doing. Adults used to be able to hide behind the fact that we didn’t know what stupid thoughtsContinue reading “Eat Us”

The Words Are All Made Up and The Points Don’t Mean Anything

July 1st, 2021 On my recent post about white fragility, someone commented “Your not white.” I think that is a terrific introduction to this essay about race itself. The commentator wasn’t wrong, necessarily: race is all made up. In Ta-Nehisi Coates’ brilliant Between The World and Me (if you haven’t read it, do; there isn’tContinue reading “The Words Are All Made Up and The Points Don’t Mean Anything”

The Bad Guy . . . Duh.

June 29th, 2021 Hi! I’m a white person, and this is a post about white fragility. If you’re a white person, I encourage you to come along. I’m not going to just throw things at you that you’ve heard before; no, as is my way, I’m going to share a deeply personal story about myselfContinue reading “The Bad Guy . . . Duh.”

Breaking Bad

April 20th, 2021 This morning I was cleaning out my phone (it feels five pounds lighter without all those Baby Yoda memes [remember Baby Yoda memes?!]) when I came across something that I obviously saved for a reason. It reads: “If you’re ever scared that you’re a bad person, remember that bad people don’t careContinue reading “Breaking Bad”

Legos on a Loop

April 15th, 2021 This is going to be a loaded post. I give you this warning ahead of time as a courtesy: if you’re having a nice day, just scrolling along, having funsies, I encourage you to continue on ahead unimpeded. Have a good one. If you’re still here: let’s do this. There is aContinue reading “Legos on a Loop”

Men Without Fear

April 12th, 2021 Since the beginning of superhero comic book storytelling, a recurring theme, explored over and over again, has been the hero’s apparent entitlement over what the rest of us recognize as vigilantism. Sure, in general, superheroes are here to protect and serve. But shouldn’t they be held to the same rules and lawsContinue reading “Men Without Fear”

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”

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”

It’s Evolving!

September 7th, 2020 If you want to hear something hopeful about humanity, I want you to take a little trip with me. I’m reading a book of lectures from 1902, and in a lecture I read tonight, it was explained to me that it took people a long time to get from “Someone should doContinue reading “It’s Evolving!”