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June 25, 2020

Looking Across the Ocean

My country is dying. And we are struggling against the rise of fascism in the process. I knew this day would come. When I was preparing to leave the US, in my gut, I knew it would come. No matter where in the world I ended up, I knew that at some point I would […]

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 […]

January 22, 2017

In The Time Before…

Go to sleep, all you people out there. Soft and sound in your beds tonight. We shall be at war soon. You thought you were tired. I thought I knew pain. The madness is coming. Our Dear Leader has spoken. His revelers shriek with such delight, not knowing what awaits us tomorrow or the next day. They […]

November 13, 2016

Week One – The Request

As we leave the first weekend since the election, it’s going to be easier for most people to slip back into their bubbles of isolation and begin to go about as if not much has changed. As much as technology has given us, it has also taken away our accountability with each other. Now more […]

November 11, 2016

Letting Go/On The Fence

The year never seemed to slow for this one Looking back now, we thought we’d find her Somewhere familiar, somewhere warm Somewhere sensible, somewhere safe   She always thought Things never change much To return – What wounds await?   Please don’t forget me! I am not gone forever, Friends… I said. I thought. I am worried – […]

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