Welcome! I’m Glad You Stopped By
Until now, this website has served as an occasional outlet for my writing whether concerning the craft of writing or my personal views on current events.
Given our current state of affairs, my focus has changed. While I have always maintained that POTUS, all differences aside, is deserving of respect and deference due the title, this President, and his words and actions do not fall under the category of typical difference of opinion.
Therefore, I pledge to do what I can to combat the agenda of hate and lies demonstrated by the current administration and work towards replacing any and all members of congress working against the rights of all Americans.
After the incredible show of unity across the world during the 2017 January 21st Women’s March, we must not look back or back down. This is more than a fight for women’s reproductive rights, or the recognition of racism people of color endure, or protecting the safety and well-being of the LGBTQ community, and immigrants, but a fight for the rights of all of humanity. We stand to be a symbol of what progressive policies can do for society.
Do not fall prey to hate. I know how easy it is to let outrage cloud your judgement and deafen oneself to opposing views. I struggle mightily to maintain an open mind. But do not let that stop you. Act, react, inform, reform, do something, anything. If you are white, own your privilege, be conscious of it, be generous of spirit and be kind. Listen without judgement to people’s stories across the spectrum, from those who are like-minded to those who are polar opposite. It is only through our shared stories and understanding that the divide between us can be narrowed. I truly wish to understand the needs of all and how we all can move forward.
This does not mean accepting behavior that is incongruent to your values and morals but should be in support of this…in it’s original form…
“I pledge allegiance to the Flag of the United States of America and to the Republic for which it stands, one nation, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.”
As for this rest of this website, click around here a bit and you’ll find some things to read like short stories, and poems.