Following up on gun ownership in the United States…

Following up on gun ownership in the United States…

On December 14, I was cleaning my dining room in preparation for home construction to come. I ran late, got distracted and spent more time than I should have doing the work, which meant I ran late getting up to meet my friends for lunch.

Heading back to the office, I turned on the radio and switched to NPR. That’s when I first heard about Sandy Hook. Continue reading “Following up on gun ownership in the United States…”

I’ll be honest…

I’ll be honest…

I’ll be honest with you.

I hear that everything looks right.
Speeches are flawless. Tech is working.
People are coming out and apologizing for voting Trump.
I see all of that.
I haven’t seen a single night of the Democratic Convention.
Haven’t listened to a single speech.
Not one.

Why?

Because I won’t believe this nightmare will truly be over until I see that man and all his cronies leave office, until I see Joe Biden sworn in. Continue reading “I’ll be honest…”

Three months, three days…

Three months, three days…

I just finished updating the Presidential Primary list. There is one pending Primary (CT) and two are still waiting on final numbers (NY/NJ), but there’s no question about the difference in popular vote numbers. Even with all the canceled Republican primaries, we’re talking about approximately 16 million more Democratic votes than Republican.

Unfortunately, that’s not how the Presidential election actually works, with the exception of Nebraska and Maine. With winner take all races, there are some surprising numbers, not all of them good. Continue reading “Three months, three days…”

On this day…

On this day…

Photo of black protesters taking a knee in the street and holding signs that read Black Lives Matter Always,
George Floyd protests in Uptown Charlotte, 5/30/2020 (IG: @clay.banks) Photo by Clay Banks on Unsplash (https://unsplash.com/photos/ak0F3mwgr0c)

In the eddy of time, some events rise to the surface and stay there. Continue reading “On this day…”

Another black man dead…Only this time?

Another black man dead…Only this time?

people carrying signs of protest during a peace rally
Photo by Natalie Chaney on Unsplash (https://unsplash.com/photos/KaLSXcB-crY)

The “Letter from Birmingham City Jail” was written seven months before I was born, and just under five years before Martin Luther King, Jr. was murdered.

The 16th Street Baptist Church was bombed just under two months before my birth, and JFK was assassinated within my first 20 days on the planet.

This shit is toxic, it’s REAL, and it’s deadly. Continue reading “Another black man dead…Only this time?”

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