We are fast approaching an important personal anniversary for me. I find myself today bubbling over with jumbled emotions and thoughts, so I thought I’d share a few.
Nearly a year ago, on February 14, 2018, students and teachers at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida were gunned down by a young man using an AR-15 style semi-automatic rifle. Seventeen people died, and seventeen more were injured. In the shooting’s wake, I found I could not go on as I had been. It clearly wasn’t enough.
Just a few words. Trump responded to something like he always does. The media responded like it always does. But something got overlooked in the kerfluffle. Trump provided some crystal clear evidence regarding himself.
Let’s take a look at that, and finally put to bed questions of Trump’s competence.
Let me tell you a little story.
A report came out from the commission investigating the Parkland shooting today.
Today marks the 100th anniversary of the armistice that silenced the guns on the Western Front during World War I.
My friend, Bryan Alexander, has some ruminations of his own today. Please take a read. His words are informative and thought provoking.
As for me, the following text is from a speech I gave today to commemorate the anniversary. A big thank you to all who attended and read “In Flanders Fields” along with me.
Brett Kavanaugh became another in an increasing line of Republicans and Conservatives who blew easy layups, yet face no consequences; only rewards. Seriously. Does it even matter anymore?
I admit, some days I think either I am viewing things from an alternate reality or everyone else is.
Hi there, all you Conservatives and those who lean Right,
Now is the time. Right now. This is where you have another chance to tell the rest of us where you stand. By your own words and deeds will you be assessed.
Warning: This post contains some graphic, or disturbing photos.
This July 4th, as we reflect on who we are and who we want to be as Americans, I decided to share the story of my father’s immigrant family. There’s not much to tell. And that’s the point, really.
On July 4th, we celebrate the document drafted by immigrants to these shores and their children which enumerated their reasons for breaking the law and rebelling against their country. As we do so, immigration stances and policies put forth the by the White House stand under scrutiny. We should be taking a hard look at them. We should be trying to get some perspective.
So much I want to blog about the current immigration policy horrors by my government. But my current life schedule is not permitting it at the moment. So frustrating.
Well, at least I can try to give us all some words of encouragement.