James Howell

Father, activist, man in black...

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Parenting at One
2 months ago
So I wrote one of these at eight months old. A few things have changed since then. Little man is now semi mobile, he is crawling and cruising. He has interests in PBS shows such as Curious George, Sup...
Why Don't Women Just Come Forward?
2 months ago
In recent years, there have been many allegations of sexual abuse that allegedly happened in the past, the most recent being Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh. This particular incident happened o...
White Pride and Nationalism
2 months ago
I’m not exactly sure where these ideas come from. Essentially being born white or in a certain country is nothing more than a genetic lottery. Your parents created you wherever they were at the time. ...
When Will Hate Speech No Longer be Considered Part of Free Speech?
2 months ago
So we think about the first amendment, the right to free speech. This gives us the power to say that we don’t like a politician, or a certain policy. It gives us the right to disagree with each other ...
My First Father's Day and Depression
5 months ago
My first father’s day as a father was somewhat bittersweet. I have struggled over how to approach this subject, and the best way I could find is straight forward. As I write this at work, I hope not t...
Just Cheer Up
5 months ago
Often, people with depression and anxiety are told to just smile or cheer up. They are told to think about how good they have it. Unfortunately, if you have never experienced a mental illness firsthan...