Thank you for sharing sincerely and honestly about the mess that you and your generation got stuck in because older people wanted to win a war that wasn't their's to fight in someone else's country.


Monotheistic patriarchal religious theology, ugh. Yes Jesus of Nazareth was an amazing individual and the center of a philosophy that can be awesome, but here's the thing at what point do and can you choose to have your own relationship with the Divine? Christian fundamentalism doesn't like people to answer this question. Way too scary.


You are inspiring me to write about the monkey on my back that I am fighting. It is a substance that is perfectly legal, comes in pink bags or boxes with two initials on the label. Fighting the MF is not sweet.


Thank you for the philosophical insights but I prefer to be a little more grounded in my musing.

First, being driven to what would otherwise be an irrational act, apparent suicide, as a consequence of an act of murder, the terrorist attacks on two occupied high rise office towers using…


The Goddess is coming and she is, well not in a good mood would be something of an understatement.


Under the circumstances, let me suggest that this article has seriously contributed to my consideration to become a vegetarian.


You gotta figure when someone's white great grandpa calls them out for being racist, how does the song go, "... a change is gonna come."


Well done. Further support for the adage "religion is the last refuge for a scoundrel", especially a socially and culturally indulged and privileged scoundrel.


Amusing. I was making coffee, as a child, for adults for quite some time before I was ever able to bring myself to actually drink the stuff. And of course it had to be heavily ladened,with cream and sugar, heavily ladened. One cup was usually more than enough. It wouldn't…


The day before I read your brilliantly thoughtful and informative piece, I was thinking about my childhood in St. Louis, Missouri. During the summers of the 1960s and 1970s. a popular entertainment was a river cruise on the party ship the SS Admiral. https://www.builtstlouis.net/admiral01.html

The trips were fun, however, I would always find myself looking at the stones that lined the wharf area knowing that they had been placed most likely by Black slaves.

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