I found myself uncomfortable in the topic and yet somehow so comfortable around this stranger.
There’s much more to voting than casting your ballot.
Early in the morning on January 6, 2018, the president took to the new era bully pulpit, Twitter, to defend his mental stability. In an infamous tweetstorm, one which coined a future book title, he proudly labeled himself, among other things, “a very stable genius.” Like many of his tweets it was met with wide-ranging…… Continue reading What if the president really is a very stable genus?
You know the term “cradle Catholic?” I’ve never understood whether that was meant as praise or insult. Perhaps it’s neutral. But I am a cradle Catholic. Born into a Catholic family, I was baptized in the Catholic church, attended CCD and a Catholic college, served in the youth group in the Catholic church as an…… Continue reading I’m Losing Faith in my Faith
In the context of George Floyd’s horrific murder, I’m realizing how little I understand and how little I understood. As our country experiences cyclical repetition, I’m learning the importance of being antiracist. I’m also learning the immeasurable value of listening, of education, of reading, and of learning. And I’m understanding that I’ll never fully understand…… Continue reading What We Cannot Learn from Data
The ongoing debate between public health and economic stability is incredibly perplexing, and I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t somewhere stuck in the middle, with a constantly shifting perspective. Each day, more people lose their lives to COVID-19 complications, and countless others are rendered jobless or unable to make rent payments in the…… Continue reading Why I’m Troubled by the Argument to Reopen
Note: This subject is intended to serve as an opposition to the article “Reverse Discrimination is the Real Racism,” published by blogger BetteroffwithTrump. To read the original article, click HERE. I strongly disagree with the entire sentiment and tone of the article, but I think it’s imperative to read it in addition to this to…… Continue reading I’m Pretty Sure Racism is the Real Racism
“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” ~ Maya Angelou At a rally in downtown Carlisle, Pennsylvania, I watch intently as impassioned speakers speak out against a local distribution of KKK fliers around the city. My blood…… Continue reading I’m Not the Hero I Think I Am
Every year in the youth ministry at my church, I am tasked with delivering a presentation at the eighth-grade weekend retreat. The theme of the presentation is “modesty” and how dying to ourselves can bring us closer to Christ. In short, the concept is that modest behaviour forces us to focus less on ourselves and…… Continue reading Spoken in Love
Oh how the Fox News and the CNNs so perfectly capture our current political environment. “Harsh tone, divisive rhetoric, partisanship.” Sound familiar? If you’ve scrolled Twitter, watched the news, really – if you have a pulse – you’ve probably heard these catchphrases thrown around. So maybe the pundits could diversify their vocabulary, but the truth…… Continue reading The Buck Stops Where?