Justice for George – Derek Chauvin Trial, Day 1

Today marks day 1 of the trial of Derek Chauvin, the Minneapolis police officer charged with second-degree murder, third-degree murder, and second-degree manslaughter in the death of 46-year-old George Floyd. Chauvin has plead not guilty to all charges. I want to preface with some opinion statements, before I break down what happened in court today.Continue reading “Justice for George – Derek Chauvin Trial, Day 1”

The Dangers Of Believing Everything You Read On The Internet, part 752:

So, I’ve seen this gem shared a few times, and I absolutely could not let this pass by without addressing it. Posts like this, that have almost no factual value, are a major part of the political divide in this country. The blind faith that so many people put in memes on the internet, especiallyContinue reading “The Dangers Of Believing Everything You Read On The Internet, part 752:”

Dear Joseph Epstein, BA – Your Time is Done

Today the Wall Street Journal published an op-ed by essayist Joseph Epstein, calling for future FLOTUS, Dr. Jill Biden, to drop the “Dr.” title from her name. Now, while I realize the Wall Street Journal is a conservative publication comprised mostly of old, sexist, and irrelevant white men, I also operated under the assumption thatContinue reading “Dear Joseph Epstein, BA – Your Time is Done”

Irony In The Time Of COVID

President Trump has COVID. (supposedly.) While I have doubts about the validity of all of this, for the purposes of this post, we are going to assume it’s the truth. Now, after I laughed, and laughed, and laughed, and then laughed some more, I started to have some emotional thoughts about this. It seems likeContinue reading “Irony In The Time Of COVID”

On That 6%…

Another day, another misinterpretation of scientific information going viral. Last week, the CDC released a report that showed out of all of the COVID-19 deaths, 6% were caused only by the virus itself. Immediately, this information started circulating on Twitter and other social media that the numbers have been wrong, that only 6% of peopleContinue reading “On That 6%…”

The Perfection Hypocrisy

This will be a short one, but there was just something I wanted to get off my chest. This is a point that most people aren’t addressing, or at least not that I’ve seen. When these police shootings happen, we always hear the same things from the people who refuse to acknowledge any police wrongdoing.Continue reading “The Perfection Hypocrisy”

On “Black Lives Matter”

BLACK LIVES MATTER. If hearing that phrase triggers an immediate angry or negative response in you, this post is for you. If hearing that phrase makes you immediately reply with “All Lives Matter” or “Blue Lives Matter,” this post is for you. I think for the most part, the negative response people have to “BlackContinue reading “On “Black Lives Matter””

On the Confederate flag…

Once upon a time, in a not so distant past, our country was divided in half when the Confederate States seceded from the Union in 1860 and started the Civil War. The Confederacy consisted of 11 states led by Jefferson Davis from 1861-1865. On March 21, 1861, Confederate VP Alexander Stephens described the ideology ofContinue reading “On the Confederate flag…”

On White Privilege…

Hi friends. I’m going to be doing a short series of posts to address some of the things going on in our crazy world today. I am by no means an expert on anything. I am, however, an empath. I feel things. I feel other people’s things. And I am the kind of person whoContinue reading “On White Privilege…”

What Have We Become?

Let me tell you a little story.  Once upon a time, my daughter was ill and required a stay in the hospital for treatment.  She had gone through surgeries and hospital stays before,  so it wasn’t exactly a new thing.  But this particular treatment, while necessary, was something she was adamantly against.  When I hadContinue reading “What Have We Become?”