Count the days

Last days are never as profound as they appear on television.

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A Year to Remember

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.

I’m leaving the country.

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.

“I’m Sorry, We’re White”

Southern cities and Northern cities represent two very distinct flavors of culture in the United States. They share a nation, but they aren't interchangeable. So far, I have lived in 3 cities below the Mason-Dixon line: Charlotte, Nashville and now New Orleans. (Costa Mesa, California, while technically a southern US city, is not a Southern … Continue reading “I’m Sorry, We’re White”

I Want An Atheist President

#Iwantanatheistpresident It's May, now, which means only 4 years and 7 months until the 2016 presidential election. Of course, before that, we have to survive this one. Since Mitt Romney is the Republican Nominee (yes, I know, not technically, but...) and we have a 2-party system in which a 3rd party can never hope to … Continue reading I Want An Atheist President