I'm a 47 year old writer, amateur photographer and amateur dad living in Winnipeg, MB, Canada.
Are You Ready For Biden Derangement Syndrome?
In this new post-Trump world, a lot is about to change - while staying very much the same. Already the pendulum has begun to swing. But, in doing so, it still seems to be mirroring the last 4 years. Those that loathed Trump seem to not see much in the way of fault in Joe Biden (at least during this honeymoon period), and those who were part of the Trump cult already see Biden him as a communist devil hellbent on destroying the United States. Sigh. Everything just flipped.
Why Trump's Twitter Ban Is A Bad Idea
For some reason, unknown to probably everyone, Trump decided that his go-to way of communicating with the American people over the last 4 years would be Twitter. He fully embraced the medium and definitely became the first full on social media president.
Dear Donald Trump...
So, Don...Donny....Donald J...the D-man. We've had quite the 4 years, haven't we? All I can say is, WHAT THE HELL WAS THAT???
Why I Am Taking a Break From Listening to Country Music
When I was younger, I pretty much listened to country music exclusively. Believe me, being the only country music fan in a high school pumped up on AC/DC or Guns N' Roses was not an easy row to hoe. One gets teased mercilessly when one shows up at school in a Judds t-shirt. Oddly enough, based on my social media feeds, many of the kids at school who completely rejected country music have openly embraced it as they have gotten older.
The Left Needs Liberalism More Than Ever
I’ve pretty much had it with the absolute rigidity that exists in current social justice/leftist circles. The abandonment of liberalism by many on the left and the blind adherence to identity politics, intersectionality, and anti-fascism has become aggressive, unforgiving, and terribly toxic.
Winter Is Not A Wonderland
Winter. Some people love winter. Some of us, however, suffer through winter. Some of us cannot deal with winter. Some of us get terribly depressed when winter hits. I am one of those people. I often find that I cannot handle winter weather. I was born in a place where winter is harsh, and now live in a city where winter is even harsher. How did this happen?
Mourning and Grieving Our Pandemic Losses
So, how are you holding up? How are you feeling with this whole pandemic thing? You doing okay? Hey, if you aren't, you know what? That's okay. I mean, it's unfortunate and I feel for you, but, you aren't alone. And you have no reason to feel like your feelings on this don't matter. They do.
The Inescapable Reality of Pandemic Fatigue
It's mid-November in Manitoba. After skyrocketing cases and hospital beds and ICU units filling up, the provincial government decided they had to do something. Sadly, that means lockdown. Again.