• I’ve been really troubled by the free speech issues that arose in both San Fransisco and Vermont recently. I fundamentally believe that it is essential for all voices to be heard. However, I can’t support hate s […]

  • Two days ago, our new president signed an Executive Order that threatened to take away funds from so-called “Sanctuary Cities.” So, what does this mean?

    First off, what are sanctuary cities?

    When police tal […]

  • So, after my way-too-long hiatus, what are we to do now?

    I remain of two minds: I want to smash things, scream, yell, argue with anyone who even turns right while walking, never mind votes/leans right – and I w […]

  • The schisms within families and amongst friends and colleagues, the uneasy – and momentary – peace brought about by “agree to disagree” is not because of the election. Your differences were unveiled (not created) […]

  • THANK YOU so much. I have been in mourning and battling a figurative hangover for the past week. I will be back in very short order. There is even more work to be done now. I haven’t entirely figured out what form it will take, but I will definitely sort something out. You can subscribe by putting your email in the “Follow Me” box on the top right…[Read more]

  • Sadly, I agree. On the stages of grief, I’m somewhere in between bargaining and anger. I’m choosing to use it to fuel whatever happens next.

    I’ve been both heartened and dismayed by what I’m seeing on social media. This is our world, I’m sad to say. I always knew hate existed; I’m appalled it exists on this level.

    But, it may be even worse…[Read more]

  • Day 1 — New world.

     

    I am both hurt and afraid.

     

    Yes, I remain hopeful that I’ve been wrong all this time and my Republican friends are right…BUT, I am still very afraid of the anger and i […]

    • Sadly, I agree. On the stages of grief, I’m somewhere in between bargaining and anger. I’m choosing to use it to fuel whatever happens next.

      I’ve been both heartened and dismayed by what I’m seeing on social media. This is our world, I’m sad to say. I always knew hate existed; I’m appalled it exists on this level.

      But, it may be even worse than that. (“What?” you ask, could be worse.) I think people don’t care until/unless it personally effects them. I think it’s sheer selfishness. 53% of white women voted for him. How is that possible? Only if they don’t see his misogyny as personally threatening. Blacks and Hispanics also voted for him — in fairly significant numbers.

      These are the people who scare me. The ones who, despite threat to significant pieces of their identity, chose to ignore that in favor of the hope that he will fix everything else. Those who don’t believe he threatens the well-being of anyone who gets in his way.

      This group scares me more because they are relatively benign; they are not haters themselves — they just don’t see that the hate exists or that it applies to them too. And they scare me because there are more of them.

      They are my new focus. Because they are persuadable.

      I still haven’t figured out how, but I’m going to try.

    • THANK YOU so much. I have been in mourning and battling a figurative hangover for the past week. I will be back in very short order. There is even more work to be done now. I haven’t entirely figured out what form it will take, but I will definitely sort something out. You can subscribe by putting your email in the “Follow Me” box on the top right hand side. I look forward to more conversations with you.

  • Day 100 – My journey to find reasons to vote for Hillary rather than just against Trump.

    Because of what could happen. Because of what did happen.

    Because, despite the outcome of the election, I need to b […]

  • Day 99 – My journey to find reasons to vote for Hillary rather than just against Trump.

     

    She honors her history.

     

    From the time the women’s voting rights movement started, it took almos […]

  • Day 98 – My journey to find reasons to vote for Hillary rather than just against Trump.

     

    So, to summarize.

     

    If you’ve been following this blog post (and thank you to those who are, and a […]

  • Day 97 – My journey to find reasons to vote for Hillary rather than just against Trump.

     

    Because I’m a woman.

    Just as Obama’s election stirred the pot on racism and spewed out dregs of the uneasi […]

  • Day 95 – My journey to find reasons to vote for Hillary rather than just against Trump.

     

    Hillary supports a clear path to legal citizenship for immigrants.

     

    We’re a country of immig […]

  • Day 95 – My journey to find reasons to vote for Hillary rather than just against Trump.

     

    Because she is a globalist, not a nationalist.

     

    I love this country dearly, but we cannot hop […]

  • Day 94 – My journey to find reasons to vote for Hillary rather than just against Trump.

     

    She chose a running partner with principled similarities, but had the self-knowledge to shore up her fa […]

  • kskinct commented on the post, 7 months, 3 weeks ago

    Thank you. You make it all worthwhile.

  • Day 93 – My journey to find reasons to vote for Hillary rather than just against Trump.

     

    So. The Supremes.

     

    This post is going to be hard to write without going negative (I promised, and […]

  • Day 92 – My journey to find reasons to vote for Hillary rather than just against Trump.

    Because, despite all the reasons that might exist for various groups to dislike her, they trust her.

    The relationship b […]

  • Day 91 – My journey to find reasons to vote for Hillary rather than just against Trump.

     

    She effectively created her own doctrine – The Hillary Doctrine – and it’s all about women, on a global s […]

  • Day 90 – My journey to find reasons to vote for Hillary rather than just against Trump.

     

    Hillary wants to raise the minimum wage to help close the inequality gap.

     

    The federal minimum wag […]

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