This is the third post in a series of learning to see the other side when it comes to supporting Trump despite all logic telling you not to. Part 1 here. Part 2 here. Trump Supporter #3 - Guns, Germs, and Steel (OK, just guns, sorry Jared Diamond) (AKA my neighbors, Mr. and Mrs. R) … Continue reading Types of Trump Supporters, Part 3
We've all seen the C-SPAN video of Senator James Inhofe throwing a snowball to prove that global warming is a hoax. I would just like to point out that if you live in the Great Lakes area in the so-called "snow belt," more snow is actually proof that global warming is NOT a hoax. The … Continue reading Climate Change is NOT a Hoax
Throughout the recent election campaign, one of the reasons I would use to try and convince family and friends not to vote for their beloved savior, Trump, was that it makes my job much more dangerous. Seeing how they are already fearful when I travel, I thought this line of reasoning might work better than … Continue reading Donald Trump Makes My Job Dangerous
This is the second post in a series devoted to understanding how and why people are continuing to support Trump, despite all the obvious words and actions (the best words and the best actions, though) that prove we've all been duped into thinking we are still living in real life and NOT in a reality … Continue reading Types of Trump Supporters, Part 2
My grandfather is notoriously racist. Maybe some of it is a little understandable and even a bit excusable since, you know, he's an older white guy and that's just how things were in the 40s and 50s when he was growing up. He also fought in the Korean War, so it seems a bit normal … Continue reading They’re the Good Kind
THERE I was in Ethiopia recently and was catcalled all the time by guys driving cars. Mostly they would honk, I'd turn my head, and they'd say "Salam (Hi) Sister!" or "How are you?" or "Where are you from?" or they'd wave and smile when I waved back. One time, though, I was walking back to my hotel around dusk and a … Continue reading Here vs. There – Catcalling
As I'm trying to make heads or tails of what has happened to my country in the past month, I've started to piece together a few archetypes of people who (despite all the mind-blowing craziness that has happened) are still supporting this man. This post will be the first of many as I continue to … Continue reading Types of Trump Supporters, Part 1
I've always loved reading. I could sit anywhere and read for hours on end. Even as a child with a minimal attention span, somehow a good book always held my attention. I also had special reading spots - one of my favorites involved a 30 minute process of climbing a tree, setting up a hanging … Continue reading Am I Allowed to Read a Book Now?
... But this new Affordable Care Act healthcare is really great and even affordable! I'm so glad they're getting rid of that darn Obamacare. It was doomed from the start! This was something I actually heard on a bus the other day. I did my best to stay calm, not completely rage, rip my hair … Continue reading I Hate Obamacare!
My sister and I are very different people except in one key area. We're both rotten, filthy socialists. Like many Mid-Western families who have barely ever existed outside of a 50 mile radius from where we grew up ("Hey, that's not fair," my uncle shouts! "I've been outside a 50 mile radius of here, like … Continue reading You Filthy Socialist