Migration On My Mind

I was looking through my news feeds, marking bits for future relevance and this popped up. Almost 69 million people have fled from war and famine and violence this year alone. Its estimated that 258 million people now do not live in the country of their birth. That’s about 3% of the world’s total population.…

Jobs Report: Nada

I’m sitting here silently fuming. Two hundred twenty-three thousand new jobs added, unemployment at three-point-eight percent. And everyone is celebrating. The markets are up, there’s optimism out there. Not me. Oh no. I’ve been a forced housewife for the last 3 years. And before that I was a returnee to college, 3 years full time…

Toxic: [ENTER] at your Own Risk

I’m not the first to notice, nor will I be the last. The culture that is out there on the internet ranges from helpful and comforting to extreme toxicity. So much so that people have committed suicide, stopped talking to long-time friends, stopped going to local community gatherings, etc. We’ve created this Thing out there,…

D.O.N.E.

Hiding my head from political problems. Yeah, I’m at that stage. I’ve stayed out of the gigantic mountain of wailing, shouting, crying, yelling, outrage, frenzy and general holy-shit-it-happened-again stuff on social media. I cannot fathom the anguish of parents, family and friends whose loved ones die by gunfire anymore. I remember Columbine. I remember all…

SNAP Changes, SNAP Charity

The president wants to choose for recipients what foods they get and how much of each. I’m livid. Not just because this takes away from a small freedom that people on public assistance have, but also because this does not take into account so many things. Allergies Chronic diseases that limit certain food intake Likes…

My Ancestors Came from Shitholes

Whether or not the president said shitholes isn’t on the agenda here today. My ancestors came from shitholes. They were escaping the terrible conditions they faced. They wanted a better life. There’s no difference between my ancestors escaping from the pogroms of Russia in the late 19th and early 20th centuries and the Latin Americans…