American Democracy Is In Serious Danger

If you thought American democracy was anything other than incredibly fragile, you were wrong. The democratic system of the United States is just as susceptible to falling under authoritarian rule as any other democratic country that has gone before it. In recent decades, authoritarianism has expanded across the globe and poses an ever-increasing danger to… Continue reading American Democracy Is In Serious Danger

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For The Elephants

In case you hadn't heard because it's not being covered with the shit storm of news we have going on as of late, the Trump Administration is reversing the ban on elephant trophies and will allow big game hunters to import parts of animals that they killed. Nothing is sacred or respected and honestly, just… Continue reading For The Elephants

We Are Being Gaslit, America

My family had a fairly nonexistent relationship with the truth. That's not hyperbole. They lied. All the time. About everything. They distorted events that happened to make them appear different than they were or made up events that never actually happened at all. They constantly told me that my memory of things was wrong and perpetuated… Continue reading We Are Being Gaslit, America

Being a Highly Sensitive Person in the Age of Trump

For anyone who isn't familiar, a Highly Sensitive Person (HSP) is someone who has acute physical, mental, and emotional responses to external (social, environmental) or internal (intra-personal) stimuli.  HSPs come in all shapes, sizes and backgrounds. They may be introverts, extroverts, or some combination thereof. Do not make the mistake of thinking that just because someone… Continue reading Being a Highly Sensitive Person in the Age of Trump

None Of This Is Normal

Okay, so I've been really shitty at keeping up with this whole blog thing, but it's not without good reason. In case you haven't noticed, our country is in total chaos and the President of the United States is most likely a traitor in the literal sense of the word. No really. Look up the… Continue reading None Of This Is Normal

Ever Wondered…

Ever wondered what you would have done during the rise of Hitler in Germany or the Civil Rights movement in the US? The events of the last 6 days have had me reeling and asking myself that very question. I'm sad and outraged and worried and wanting to take action. What I am not is… Continue reading Ever Wondered…

Puzzle I Never Solved

Yesterday would have been my mom's 67th birthday. She passed away 3 years ago. Not a day goes by that I don't think of her. I know that's so cliche, but it's true. Our relationship was a complicated one . We were very different people. She valued things, appearances and other peoples' opinions. I valued… Continue reading Puzzle I Never Solved