Category: life

November 1, 2020

Short: On Voting

Something important to note about elections in the United States is that votes are never fully counted on Election Day. It is an impossibility. This idea from the GOP that somehow votes are counted in full by midnight on the first Tuesday of November every fourth year with a clear winner is ignorant of history, […]

October 30, 2020

Notes Before the 2020 Election

[Pulled from the archives; much has changed since I began this draft; started sometime in August 2020 – finished 29 October 2020] Like many, I have expressed grave concerns for the coming election in November 2020. Like many, I am worried that it will not go without serious incident. My worries are not limited to […]

July 30, 2019

Religious Encounters (1)

Wandering around Helsingborg with the Danish ex around Christmas time, I encountered my first proselytisers. The experience was surreal for me. The ones around Sheffield just stand around their little setup, never approaching you. They know what they’re doing – they are there for disappointment, for abuse. My ex was visibly angry. He was often […]

July 29, 2019

Ignorance Really Is Bliss?

When I heard people in Denmark last year singing the praises of the drought… Want more days like that? Start driving SUVs with diesel. Even a half mile. Who cares about driving around many blocks for parking spaces. Just go everywhere by car. Encourage your friends. It’ll totally catch on. You’ll have plenty more hot […]

June 1, 2018

On Danish “Integration” Reforms

There is only so much you can force people to give up before they start to fight you.   I have been trying to keep up with the proposals the Danish government has for “integration” and more and more it looks like forced conversion with an attitude of “you must leave your culture behind” and […]

February 7, 2017

The Beginning

So, we’re in the first step of the long haul. Don’t let it fool you. It seems easier now. It’s not. Here is when we begin the work. We exploded in reactive retaliation. Things will calm down for a bit. It’s not a retreat. It’s regroup. Recalibrate. Breathe. We have ideas of what could come […]

February 5, 2017

“But I Turned Out Okay”

Fine is the watch word. I’m totally okay. It what we say when we’re just barely coping or getting by. What we mean is we’re somehow okay with where we are. Really, though, we could be so much better. I listen to people of the generations before mine and some who are older in my […]

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