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My Presidential Address

Obviously, I’d be voted out of office after my first term for being too centrist. I. My fellow Americans. We live in troubled times. America is at a crossroads. Rarely, have we faced bigger challenges. Our mettle and our ideals are truly being tested. And yet, rarely have we been more polarized and more divided.…

Lungs on Fire

Here come the drums I. Am. Enraged. Raw. I try not to watch the news, but inevitably get caught up and it’s brutal on the psyche. There’s so much appropriately righteous anger and so many are breathing fire — frustrated rage, a bloody trail of history, atrocities never punished or rectified or even acknowledged, and…

LGN 136: Snow Good

The struggle continues. But why? Upgrades? Representation Why? Here’s a question for you. Why would anyone drive for hours possibly in dangerous snowy and icy conditions, fly across countries and oceans, pay hundreds of dollars or even thousands, stand outside often in freezing temperatures, brave crowds, wait sometimes for half an hour in a lift…

In Defense of Men

Inside: trigger warning for talk of sexual assault and violence; Kavanaugh hearing; It’s too long. I’m trying to pare it down a bit.; Wait. How is it 300 words longer now? I’ve been working intermittently on a blog entry titled “In Defense of Men” for a while. It is a little #notallmen, to be honest,…

What I’m about to describe is an interaction. Not a confrontation or an incident. Last year, on vacation with the family at a resort in Florida, I was excited to get in the water after having taken months of swimming lessons. Even though it didn’t require any skills I was stoked to be able to…