On Race, Compassion, and True Unity

Know what I love most about California? The diversity here has made me more compassionate. I knew racism existed as a child growing up in the predominately white Midwest. I didn’t understand it but I knew that there was something wrong about it. Being raised in a very conservative Christian home, I was taught that…

Be the Change

Sometimes it’s hard to keep ones attitude positive, especially on grey days like today when incompetence and a huge bank account are rewarded.  But I can’t let it discourage me and destroy me. There has to be a way through the storm.  I, for one, am going to do the things that make me, and…

A Little Lighter Today

I don’t want my Friends List to be a homogenized place where only people who agree with me are welcome.  I’ve purposefully stayed friends and engaged with friends whose opinions swing to the Far Right and everything in between.  Why? Because it’s important that we don’t seal ourselves into a bubble.  It’s important that we…

It’s Unacceptable 

“That’s why this is all the more shocking. You’re too informed, too aware to just have blindly followed Trump. And my only conclusion is that the dark, ugly bigotry of this man was dismissed by you, tolerated by you. That’s unacceptable. You allowed for the legitimacy of white supremacists and a brutal misogyny we have…