Rahm Emanuel and Jussie Smollet – a few notes on whitewashing…

Earlier this week, Rahm Emanuel got mad, really mad. He got television mad. Upset about the felony charges being dropped against Jussie Smollet, Mayor Rahm held a press conference where he called the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office decision to drop the charges a “whitewash of justice.” He told reporters he was defending the city’s…

Building It Again

So here we go again. This would simply be an opening salvo…whereas once this site was active and a part of my regular life, that was a long, long time ago now…what, two posts in the past three years. Thinking I can do better, especially as I’ve decided to make a concerted effort to move…

On My Own Lack of Empathy…Happy Thanksgiving!

I’ve known for a long time I don’t contain the natural empathy or feeling of the average person. This could be how it’s always been. This could also be (in part) desensitization from a career in social work…twenty years of witnessed experiences and darker narratives: – Doing paperwork in a crisis house when a woman…

Meanwhile, in Berlin…

Busy days these past couple of months…too busy to spend any time up here really, which can happen when you’re setting up a job and a new apartment cross the country while closing out another job you’ve been working for three years – and at the same time, just for the fuck of it, planning…

A reaction to the reckless…

¬† Yesterday, Judge Carl Barbier¬†ruled British Petroleum was guilty of gross negligence in the lead-up to the Deepwater Horizon disaster, stating BP made “profit-driven decisions” during the drilling of the well and “these instances of negligence, taken together, evince an extreme deviation from the standard of care and a conscious disregard of known risk.” Barbier…

Nine…

I wasn’t living in New Orleans when the levees failed, I was one year in on my first time in San Francisco, watching it all unfold on television just like most people not in New Orleans…the anger is still clear, as is the disbelief. Respect and remembering those who lost and those who struggled…still struggle….

Suspend British Petroleum’s Gulf Leases, again…

It was over four years ago that British Petroleum unleashed their disaster in the Gulf Coast and for four years we’ve all been hearing about how BP will not rest until they “make it right” for the Gulf and all affected by the spilled oil from the Deepwater Horizon explosion that killed eleven people and…

Tired of the shooting…

I was going to write this morning about Bobby Jindal. That was the plan, take the day off of work and just kind of fuck around with a silly idea I had that I found amusing, but as I read the news with my coffee I didn’t really feel like it anymore: Drive-by shooting in…