We are going to remember 2016. We are going to remember it for what we lost. We are going to remember it for all that happened, and for all that we had hoped would happen, but did not. There will be times when the memories will come back to us in waves of pain and anger and utter dismay. We will not be able to forget.
This past week has been loud. Our entrance into the Gilded Phage erupted in protests, violence, and hate speech, while Twitter fights, Facebook rants, and, most vital, thoughtful blog posts remain at pre-Election levels. Voices are still reaching the cheap seats as dire warnings of an encroaching wave of racism and bigotry are met with caustic dismissals … Continue reading What can a white, heterosexual, cisgender male do? Listen.
These are not the circumstances under which I thought I’d be announcing this. It wasn’t just that I had studied the polls and aggregators daily, or that I had read a hundred thinkpieces and waded into the discussions that were overtaking every online article and comment thread, no matter how unrelated to politics. I believed … Continue reading I’m leaving the country.
This website has devoted many many words to the fight for marriage equality over the years. Today's monumental ruling by the Supreme Court that finally, inevitably made same sex marriage legal is a victory worthy of great celebration. In time, I will have processed the information enough to write something marginally compelling, but for the … Continue reading Same Sex Marriage Is Legal
I want to say something. I want to say something, but I’m not really sure what. I’m not sure I have the words for what needs to be said.
The world is not a bad place. It is not a perfect place, either, but Utopia is a fool's dream and justifying evil in its absence is, itself, an act of evil.
There's no returning to the status quo, because it never existed.
Everybody seems to want to tell you that the world we live in is terrible and that things are getting worse. So why don't the numbers agree?