The Royal Family Never Misses An Opportunity To Miss An Opportunity

The Windsors Have The Ability And Resources To Adapt To The Modern World, They Just Keeps Refusing To Use Them It all stems from The Abdication. When news over the rift between the Duke and Duchess of Sussex and the Royal Family shifted our attention from the pandemic for the first time in a whileContinue reading “The Royal Family Never Misses An Opportunity To Miss An Opportunity”

The “U Mad Bro?” Conundrum

How Can We Hold Accountable Those Who Lack Shame? I’ve talked about my childhood experiences with bullies pretty often on this blog; especially about how it felt like any attempt to battle them proved futile. Ignoring them didn’t work, fighting back didn’t work, even when I “won,” they seemed to only take it as aContinue reading “The “U Mad Bro?” Conundrum”

White Privilege Nearly Toppled The United States Government

No One Except A White-Dominated, Conservative-Aligned Movement Could’ve Gotten This Far I know what you’re probably thinking. You probably had an Andrew Sullivan-type reaction to this headline; an eye-roll; a grunt; a “why does everything have to be about race?” I’m sure you have some reaction in there about how “wokeness” is the problem andContinue reading “White Privilege Nearly Toppled The United States Government”

How Christmas Makes Me Understand Modern American Conservatism

Much Like Conservatives, I Get Irrationally Angry And Scared When People Don’t Share My Traditions When I was younger, I had a weird annual ritual. I would keep a mental note of how many neighbors decorated their houses for Christmas, and kept that note ready to see if they did it next year. I rememberContinue reading “How Christmas Makes Me Understand Modern American Conservatism”

The Urban-Rural Divide Is A Product Of Imagination And Misplaced Fear

Leftists Don’t Hate Or Look Down On Rural Americans, But The Right Is Happy To Exploit That Idea When I was growing up in Queens, my mom’s best friend had three nieces who were all close to my age. We all went to the same elementary school and we lived six blocks apart. We hungContinue reading “The Urban-Rural Divide Is A Product Of Imagination And Misplaced Fear”

The Trauma Of Watching A Bully On National Television

The Presidential Debate Was Triggering For Me, But That’s What Trump Supporters Want I turned off the presidential debate after 20 minutes, then I felt anxiety pour over me in a way I hadn’t felt since COVID-19 began unraveling society back in March. I sat on the floor, trying to prevent myself from hyperventilating asContinue reading “The Trauma Of Watching A Bully On National Television”

Republicans – AND ONLY REPUBLICANS – Are To Blame For This

It Was One Party Who Broke The Norms To Protect Their Power, Not ‘Both Sides.’ Hold Them Responsible. As the United States careens toward a Constitutional cliff, our executive branch ping pongs from one scandal to another, and candidates who support ideas once considered fringe win primaries in both parties – instead of just theContinue reading “Republicans – AND ONLY REPUBLICANS – Are To Blame For This”

For Many, ‘Never Forget’ Is No Longer About The Lives We Lost

Most Of You Can’t Name Five People Who Died On 9/11 Without Looking It Up Five years ago, I got scolded at by a now former friend. September 11th had gone by and I had not posted anything about it on Facebook. This made her angry. I “always post stuff about everything else,” but sheContinue reading “For Many, ‘Never Forget’ Is No Longer About The Lives We Lost”

There Is No Future For New York Until The COVID-19 Pandemic Is Over

Pleas For Post-Pandemic Plans Are Just Wishcasting Until We Can Go Back To ‘Normal’ Life I have a vision that keeps me getting up in the morning. In my vision, New York City, having suffered a bad COVID-19 outbreak early, doesn’t have another wave. We remain at low levels of transmission into the fall andContinue reading “There Is No Future For New York Until The COVID-19 Pandemic Is Over”

How I Almost Got Sucked Into A QAnon Conspiracy Theory

I Joined A Facebook Group That Seemed Innocent Enough. What I Found Was A Wormhole Of Crazy Last week, I got a Facebook invite from an old elementary school friend of mine. She’s a mother of two, a big fan of Cardi B and completely apolitical. She’s not a Trump fan or a Fox NewsContinue reading “How I Almost Got Sucked Into A QAnon Conspiracy Theory”