I'm exhausted, 2016... and it is your fault. I'm exhausted by the constant "Mights" and "Maybes" happening throughout you: 'there "might" be work this week', '[friend/friends] "might" be at [insert event] tomorrow', '"maybe" I'll do this this or that, depending on money or transportation'. I'm too tired to decipher "mights" and "maybes" any more, and I'm tired of using them … Continue reading I’m Exhausted – And I’m Not Stopping
“Inside The Terrordome”: ‘Survive And Adapt!’
Surviving the monetary and life sucker punches from January and February... barely: I may need to rethink the design, layout, title (just so there's no unintended copyright infringement with the Public Enemy track this title is based off of), and overall content of "Welcome to the Terrordome". I'd like to keep the personal updates in here; outside of … Continue reading “Inside The Terrordome”: ‘Survive And Adapt!’
Perhaps the biggest story in the world, up until a few hours ago, is the mass exodus of Syrians from their homeland, and the acceptance and rejections that they are facing in various parts of the Middle East and Europe. In the U.S., President Obama laid out his plan for the refugees. Meanwhile, Syrian President Bashar … Continue reading Short Circuits
To get some of the more distasteful subjects out of the way first: Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis refused to grant marriage licenses to LGBT couples months ago. The Supreme Court made its ruling about gay marriages... and Davis refused to grant the licenses, based on "religious freedom". She and her attorney appealed; a Circuit … Continue reading “Short Circuits”
Race-Baited and LGBT-Baited During Lunch?
A little under a block from where I work, there is a convenient store that also serves a few hot items to eat, like chicken, casseroles, and some breakfast sandwiches. I decided to pick up lunch there earlier this afternoon - to save some money - rather than go to a BBQ joint with a … Continue reading Race-Baited and LGBT-Baited During Lunch?
The POTUS and Race & Gender questions, plus the 2016 Race
1) Has Barack Obama's terms scared away other minorities from running for the Presidency? 2) Will another woman become a VP/Presidential candidate, especially if Hilary Clinton isn't successful in her not formally announced yet campaign? I remember back in 1988 being surprised that the Rev. Jesse Jackson was running for president. I don't remember the numbers but … Continue reading The POTUS and Race & Gender questions, plus the 2016 Race