My first vote in 20 years…

I haven’t voted in an election, local, state or national since the year 1992. I voted for Clinton. I felt it was important at the time to do so as I was convinced the GOP was working on destroying the things I felt were important to not only save, but bolster…but then Clinton went and…

And Obama wants a thank you?

When you are the kind of person who believes the rich really don’t need any more of our money, that tax cuts to wealth don’t really create jobs, at least not the kind of jobs where you don’t need two or three of them to survive, and when you also believe that in the tightened…

I have a confession to make…I’m a really lousy crisis worker…

I am, really bad… You see, I’ve been doing this job for a long, long time, off and on for about ten years and frankly, it’s getting a little old. If unfamiliar with crisis work, what I do for a living is I get calls from doctors and police officers in various hospital emergency rooms, or maybe jail…

My Two Cents on the Rail…

First, a disclaimer…when the Krewe of Eris rolled down the streets of the Marigny and the Quarter, I was over 1000 miles away. Wasn’t there, didn’t see what happened and I won’t pretend to understand the events of that night from any kind of firsthand knowledge. What I do however understand from my own experiences are…

And now, a word from our sponsors…I’m having a “moment” version.

And now, a word from our sponsors… Gave Up – Nine Inch Nails, featuring Marilyn Manson The hidden subtext? Obviously… “Throw it away…Throw it away…Throw it away…” Kinda seems what our national politicians are doing these days. The political process is threatening women, children, the environment, life…politicians out there are actually doing detective work on miscarriages to…

Nothing Makes a Cynic Like a Wealthy Church…

I grew up in the church. My father is a minister which meant I went to church every Sunday, did the whole baptism, confirmation, altar boy thing and when I was twelve, he took a new job at a church populated with a lot of people who had a lot of money. Not all, granted,…

From the heart: Yeah, I got one, so what?! Pardon my rant…

I’m a social worker. I’m actually working right now, even as I type this. You see, right now I’m an on-call Adult Crisis Counselor and what that means is when the police, the hospitals or the jails have someone who is contemplating suicide, or has tried it, they call me in to talk to them, to…

Urgent: Call for a Moratorium On Demolitions in the LSU/VA Footprint

From Humid Beings, New Orleans Ladder and Save Charity Hospital… Repost from Save Charity Hospital website: Given the continuing uncertainty surrounding the financing for the proposed University Medical Center (UMC) in Lower Mid-City, we ask you to call upon Mayor Landrieu and the New Orleans City Council to stop demolitions in the LSU/VA Hospitals Footprint:…