compassion

Year Forty and One

So, I’ve been forty-one for a couple of months now and I would’ve thought that I’d hate it. And don’t get me wrong, I don’t love the number, but now that I’m realizing how much of my response to that number comes from what men have told me (men who have decided that they’re still...

For the Record…

Enough asking questions. Enough using logic. Enough putting together clear, thought-out arguments. I have one thing to say to Donald Trump and the Trump Administration. It’s a message from a lot of us but if you’re reading this, go ahead and put my name on your list to take the blame for it… We know...

United We Stand, Divided We Fall

How can you see this and not be sick? How can you watch the video and not weep openly with grief? How can you hear the stories and continue to deny the reality? #AntonSterling #PhilandoCastile #FalconHeightsShooting How can you sit on your couch, watch your tv, play with your kids, eat your microwave dinner, stare...

Shame on the Shamers

Okay, enough’s enough. For real. I think the Internet it great. I really do. It has done so much to open up our world and allow us to see and experience things that we’d never have the opportunity to otherwise. We can connect with people across the country or across the planet. You can fall...

I Am…

You know what’s a nice little challenge to set for yourself? Blog about panic attacks without having one. Cause, I’ll be honest, I don’t love telling strangers that I get panic attacks. Fuck, I don’t love telling anyone.  Now, I could say that the reason for this is the stigma behind panic attacks. And that...