A Response to Angry White Men

The piece below was originally published during the second week following the announcement that Donald Trump was the next President-Elect of the United States of America. From the time that this was announced there have been hundreds upon hundreds of hate crimes committed in this country. The vast majority of which have been committed in the name of Donald Trump or as a result of being emboldened by his divisive and hateful rhetoric, and even further encouraged by the white-supremecists he has continually aligned himself with as he makes his way towards the White House. The night I published this piece I received a threat on […]

Love Trumps Hate in Bend, Oregon

Today has been a great day. Today, I had the pleasure of being a part of a peaceful and loving resistance in the face of what has been one of the most trying weeks in recent memory for many Americans. The day after it was announced that Donald Trump would be our next president-elect was a rough one. I, like many other people, spent the day glued to my computer trying to make sense of what it would mean for our country and our loved ones who have been the target of hate fueled rhetoric over the course of this election. The piece that I […]

Anger and Love in Post Election America

As I am sitting down to write this I am unsure of how to accurately describe what happened to me over the course of the circus that has been our latest presidential election. All I know is that last night I barely slept. I sat in shock watching the election results pour in. I can’t begin to count how many times the words no and fuck rotated through my brain behind eyes on the verge of tears. Tears of frustration and anger. Sadness never entered the picture. Disappointment was wringing my heart like a wet bar rag. After the final results had rolled in and […]

Change

32 years. To assess and understand the amount of change that happens anywhere in our global arena in the span of 32 years is obviously a huge undertaking. And unless you have a lot of time on your hands you’re probably not going to spend it trying to understand the minutia of every aspect of human progress and decline. Reflecting on my own 32 years, however, I would argue that our progression in the realm of technology and the “advancement of knowledge” has consequently taken us further from understanding and acknowledging our role in the subsequent nose-dive the health of our planet has taken. I […]