Months later, I still can’t figure out how to process the shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri. The week after the shooting, I came close to getting in my car and driving to Missouri to participate in protests against the Ferguson police. I wanted to be there, to see with my own eyes that … Continue reading I’m ready to jump into the race conversation.
This opinion piece in The Guardian more eloquently summarizes the message that I hope comes from the tragedy of Robin Williams' death. Clinical depression is not about being sad. It's not something that you can shake yourself out of through sheer force of will. It's a serious and sometimes life threatening medical condition that continues … Continue reading Suicide is not selfish.
As a warning, this blog post is not for the faint of heart. Trigger warnings in advance for discussion of sexual assault. Still reading? Good, because this is important. I have a number of issues and causes about which I feel passionate. And on those topics, I make a point to stay educated. I'm ashamed … Continue reading Rape Culture in America. This has got to stop.
I am not difficult to find on social media. If you know my name, you can find me on LinkedIn. If you are my Facebook friend, you know how to find my blog. If you find my blog, you can find my Pinterest and Twitter accounts. If you find my Twitter account, it links to … Continue reading Social Media Done Right
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I'll admit that my first reaction to hearing that Phil Robertson had been suspended from Duck Dynasty was glee. Maybe now I would no longer have to hear about the antics of the Robertson family from virtually every person I meet. I watched an episode. I was amused. And then I didn't feel the need to … Continue reading Hell freezes over and I defend Phil Robertson.
It wasn't my intention to abandon my blog for more than five months. Hey, I've been busy. And the world has been too f***ed up to even try to comment on. And, perhaps most honestly, I'm still a little uncomfortable with my blog post on George Zimmerman. I don't think I made the point that … Continue reading I’m back for surprising reasons.
We all know the basic story of the shooting of Trayvon Martin. (If you don't know anything about the case already, you've been living under a rock and I can't rehash everything. Wikipedia has an amazingly detailed post with cited references.) Here's my best efforts at an unbiased nutshell: George Zimmerman, the neighborhood watch coordinator … Continue reading Community Protector or Vigilante?
My favorite birthday tradition is the creation of my birthday playlist. This year I need 36 (36!) songs to help me to reflect on the year. I wish I could say that these all have some deeper meaning and represent something that happened over the past 365 days; the truth is that these are just … Continue reading Lucky 36 – My Favorite Birthday Tradition
Everyone has anxiety. It's just a part of life. I'm told that anxiety has some positive impacts on our lives - such as teaching us how not to die. For example, if we're driving and we think, "Hey look, that truck is coming right at me at a high rate of speed," that thought is … Continue reading My therapist thinks I’m normal. Clearly she can’t be trusted.