My incredible, lovely, strong, distant, open, loving cousin is dying. He's dying, in that stage of dying that's not imminent, but actually could be. Any moment. Any week, or month. His closest family is in hell, being there, watching, lending help and comfort. His slightly more distant family - us - are on the fringes… Continue reading May
I went looking, and found this chart at the Pew Research Center: This is an official graph from the Pew Research Center, showing Liberal vs Conservative leanings broken down by generation (Silent, Boomer, Gen X, and Millennial). It shows an increasing percentage of liberal leanings as time goes on. This is exactly the breakdown that… Continue reading Politics by Generation
Now is the winter of the malcontentsMade ridiculous bummer by this bunch of jerks;And all the untruths that lour'd upon our landIn the wide spaces of the skies aired.- Richard III, William Shakespeare.....sort of So, a bunch of white supremacists tried their hand at an ill-planned insurrection last week, and I somehow wasn't remotely surprised.… Continue reading Worst. Revolution. EVER.
Edit: I completely skipped everything having to do with the protests, racism, ableism, trans- and homophobia, continuing political issues, and the shooting of unarmed black men and women. It's not an oversight; being a white person, I'd much rather you listen to better educated, more invested folks on these matters. It'd be nice if I… Continue reading End of an eon (2021)
This weekend I’ve listened to a lot of Barack Obama’s new book (“A Promised Land”), watched a documentary on haunted houses and one on rare book collectors, and generally made myself treat the days like a vacation. This is unusual because normally, even on weekends I feel the pressure to work on my to do… Continue reading Sunday, November 22
I spend most of my thoughts on myself, my friends, and Twitter. And I always want to journal, to write things down so that Me In Five Years can look back and see what was going on, what I was thinking, how everyone was, at this point in time. But I almost never do, for… Continue reading 12/16/2019
I posted to Twitter the following. Change my mind: ANY ADMINISTRATION COMMITTED TO BORDER SECURITY WOULD BETTER FUND AND PROVIDE FOR THE INFRASTRUCTURE TO ACTUALLY DEPORT FOLKS WHO DON’T MEET THEIR REQUIREMENTS FOR “HERE LEGALLY”, instead of letting immigration case backlog numbers reach seven digits. [Image shows text from a Dallas Morning News article, with… Continue reading You’re not for strong borders, you’re for wealthy prison owners
These are the bare bones basics. If you do this stuff and nothing more, you’re likely SET. Dave Ramsey's 7 Baby Steps Dave Ramsey is a financial guru guy with a lot to say, but his baby steps cover most of what's essential: Save $1,000 for your starter emergency fund. Pay off all debt (except… Continue reading Finance, budget, and retirement 201