Please don’t let the bad of society overshadow the good

I try to be optimistic. I try to assume that things will be turn out okay. I even tried to believe that when Donald Trump was elected President of the United States. I knew there would be bad things that would happen, but I felt that we as a society would survive it. But every … Continue reading Please don’t let the bad of society overshadow the good

Beyond 1984: A Trump-inspired dystopian reading list

The book 1984 by George Orwell has been at the top of the Amazon best seller list for days. The interest in 1984 is so high that print copies are currently sold out. It seems the inauguration of Donald Trump has quite a few people thinking in dystopian terms. This inspired a friend to ask on Facebook … Continue reading Beyond 1984: A Trump-inspired dystopian reading list

Bracing for President Trump with thoughts on hope from Vaclav Havel

As we enter the era of  President Donald Trump, who I expect will be one of my least favorite world leaders (Go ahead an prove me wrong, DT!), I reflect on a quote from on of my favorite world leaders, Vaclav Havel. Havel was a dissident playwright who became President of Czechoslovakia and then of the Czech … Continue reading Bracing for President Trump with thoughts on hope from Vaclav Havel

A letter to Santa from Trump’s America

Dear Santa, We've been naughty. We elected a woman-degrading, racist-appeasing, megalomaniac to be President of the United States. There are many reasons this happened some understandable, some vile. I wouldn't blame you for removing the United States from your Christmas Eve flight plan altogether this year, but just in case you decide we are worthy of … Continue reading A letter to Santa from Trump’s America

Donald Trump makes it hard to write about my ass

Because I devote my October blog posts to Halloween, anything else I think about writing during that time gets tabled until November, but since Donald Trump won the U.S. presidential election (Electoral College only, but sadly that's what counts) most of my existing blog post ideas seem inappropriately frivolous compared to the impending threats to civil rights … Continue reading Donald Trump makes it hard to write about my ass