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

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

No Magic Pill or Silver Bullet

I never had any intention of this blog being about my health, but it turns out, health takes up a large chunk of your life when it's not quite right. So here's a follow up to my last post. Mayo Clinic was awesome. Great facility, excellent doctor, caring staff. If it wasn't in Arizona, it… Continue reading No Magic Pill or Silver Bullet

Normal Is Not Asking Much

I'm sitting in the airport waiting for a flight to Mayo Clinic to see a specialist who can hopefully help me. Actually, I'm hoping this appointment changes my life to be perfectly honest...but no pressure. It's taken a lot to get here, including second guessing if I should be going to Mayo at all. I… Continue reading Normal Is Not Asking Much

Thoughts Before Bed

Not trying to get all Debbie Downer, but sometimes it’s astonishing how little I resemble the person I used to be. Once upon a time, I exuded happiness, excitement, kindness, love, determination…all that is good in the world. Once so full of hope for the future, I now find myself unable to envision a future… Continue reading Thoughts Before Bed