Another act of violence is in the news this morning, and a lot of people are calling out the "senseless" nature of it. And I know that the sentiment behind it is to convey a sense of tragedy, but words matter. And when we say it's senseless, we're saying that it makes no sense, which … Continue reading Violence is never “senseless”
Category: Current Events
I stand with trans people.
What is happening in Texas is not about "child abuse" - it's about oppression and erasure. More states are passing anti-trans and anti-lgbt laws. Texas and Florida are not outliers. What can you do? Speak up. Raise awareness. Vote. Challenge bigotry when you hear and see it. Volunteer with pro-queer organizations. Donate money to organizations … Continue reading I stand with trans people.
I didn't always know what Juneteenth was - that was not taught when we learned about the Civil War. I was, sadly, an adult when I first learned about Juneteenth. For those who still aren't sure what it is, here's a brief explanation from History.com about how Juneteenth came about. As a follow up, here's … Continue reading Juneteenth
I've lived in Colorado for a long time, and for much of that time, condensation on glasses wasn't something that necessarily happened all the time. That requires humidity. And as anyone who lives in a humid state knows, a glass of ice water will quickly begin to rain water droplets down its side when exposed … Continue reading Condensation
Extraordinary eruptions of (mis)information
A lot of people believe they know how to do research, but what they're actually doing is engaging in confirmation bias.
We have to do better
The U.S. election has just been called for Biden/Harris, and I'm definitely relieved. There's a lot of work that needs to be done in this country, and having a Biden/Harris administration will make that work somewhat easier to do. But unfortunately, this country has opened up the closet and pushed out all the skeletons. Our … Continue reading We have to do better
A message to fellow white people
There's a lot going on in the U.S. right now. I want to take this time to make it very clear that I support the Black Lives Matter movement, and am doing my best as a white woman to be anti-racist. I've been more outspoken on personal social media platforms - but just so that … Continue reading A message to fellow white people
Musings on the stillness
The white noise of civilization has faded out...Usually crowded places are disquietingly empty.
What it feels like to shiver
Last night as I drove home from my writing class, there was a gentle, lackadaisical snow falling in Denver. The restaurant and microbrewery patios were empty. The homeless had taken shelter somewhere - at least I hope they did - as the temperature dropped. Less people roamed the sidewalks. It was quiet, in that beautiful … Continue reading What it feels like to shiver