I Have A Reason To Be Scared

I am scared.  I am scared for my Catholic friends, my gay friends, my non-evangelical Christian friends, my women friends, my family and my Jewish community.  The rise of Christian nationalism is threatening a basic tenet of our agreement as a United States, our founding principle of the separation of Church and State.  But it … Continue reading I Have A Reason To Be Scared

Something Else To Worry About

Many of us have good reason to worry.  It is terribly bad out there.  Putin is doing nuclear saber-rattling, Trump is still bitching about losing, DeSantis is illegally kidnapping migrants and illegally shipping them to Martha’s Vineyard, Sinema has perfected her imitation of a Republican, Manchin is screwing over the conservationist wing of the Democratic … Continue reading Something Else To Worry About

Land of the Free

This is what we now know. We now know that Brett Kavanaugh and Neil Gorsuch are liars.  They both knowingly mislead the Senate on their views on Roe v. Wade.  The idea of Supreme Court nominees committing lying, dissembling, and skirting the edge of  perjury in their confirmation hearings is revolting, but not surprising given … Continue reading Land of the Free

Do Not Be Afraid of Critical Race Theory

I have been thinking about the culture war being manufactured around “Critical Race Theory“ (CRT).  I know why it is being manufactured as in it secures the base for Republicans, attracts extremists and non-extremist White Christians who might otherwise vote for the other guy, and enables Republicans to paint Democrats as too “woke, again looking … Continue reading Do Not Be Afraid of Critical Race Theory

Crumbling Confidence

I was about halfway through writing a rant about why the Republicans are so scared of Critical Race Theory (and why CRT is real and important) when the Alito SCOTUS opinion was leaked.  THAT takes precedence. Assuming that the Alito draft becomes the majority opinion, that means the federally protected right to abortion goes away.  … Continue reading Crumbling Confidence

The Ten Modern Plagues

On Pesach (Passover) we come together with family and friends to celebrate the Exodus from Egypt.  We retell the story, including the ten plagues the mighty One (as the story goes) released upon Pharaoh to convince him to follow Moses’ demand to ‘let my people go.’  That exodus and the plagues that terrified the Pharaoh … Continue reading The Ten Modern Plagues

The Pandemic Has Become Endemic

The pandemic has become endemic. It started out as an aberration, confined, limited and, by many, downplayed or ignored completely. Forgetting history, we gave this disease time and attention, but considered it a temporary phenomenon. How wrong we were. It was not temporary, but turned into a constant reality, infecting victim after victim, ravaging them … Continue reading The Pandemic Has Become Endemic