Category > Social Issues

Bah Bah Black Sheep (I Can’t Find the Asterisk)

I don’t think it’s fair to refer to myself as a black sheep.  I mean, sure, I seldom fit in any group.  Okay, so I almost never agree with popular public opinion.  And fine, my family usually looks at me with something like mystified disbelief when we talk about relevant current affairs. Maybe I am […]

Continue reading

, , , ,

Fun Subjects: Rape, Incest, and The Master Race (The Culture of Death, Part 2)

Warning: Foul Language Ahead Any time you talk to anyone about abortion, unless they are one of those soul-less “free abortions for everyone!” people, you will always come back around to this pro choice question: “What about in cases of rape and incest?” This is a valid question.  There are no easy answers.  Both rape […]

Continue reading

, , , , , ,

Welcome to the Culture of Death (no guns allowed)

One of the reasons I’ve stepped away from my blogging a little is because the political climate over the last two years has been, well, exhausting. In trying to deal with my increasing anxiety and a possible excessive use of alcohol to calm my nerves, I’ve cut myself off from people quite a bit.  Let’s be […]

Continue reading

, , , ,

Doggy Destiny

I thought some of my dedicated and loyal fans (hi mom!) might be interested in learning about how we ended up where are right now. Last February, I took my entire crew to our state capitol to participate in a medical marijuana rally. Obviously, there were tons of like-minded people there to talk to.  One, […]

Continue reading

, , ,

(not so) Compassionate

It is no secret that West Virginia has a problem.  Truthfully, the word “problem” fails to grasp the true magnitude of what is happening here in the Mountain State. They call us pillbillies.  In the (not so) distant past, one of our larger towns, Huntington, was declared the opioid capital of the country.  We have […]

Continue reading

, , , , ,

(not so) Common Sense

Generally speaking, humans are highly evolved.  As far as brains go, we are at the top of the evolutionary ladder. As such, one would assume that it would be very difficult to fool us.  We would never fall for media trickery, pseudo-science, or political dishonesty. Right? (Awkward pause…) Well, I don’t know about you, but […]

Continue reading

, , , , , ,

Prozac (not so) Me

Do you ever get the feeling that God is speaking to you? Maybe sending you a sign?             Not those kinds of signs, but the kinds that only you see.  I’ll give you two examples. Wednesday of last week was Ash Wednesday.  My sister was watching an episode of Roseanne. […]

Continue reading

, , , , , , ,

Judgy Turd Syndrome

“But people love a hypocrite, you know——they recognize one of their own, and it always feels so good when someone gets caught with his pants down and his dick up and it isn’t you.” ― Stephen King, The Green Mile   Why is it that we relish in the misery of others? I suppose some […]

Continue reading

, , , ,

Feminism? Yeah, about that……

When I was a much younger woman, barely out of my teen years, my mind was just full of green-girl foolishness.  I was a rebel.  I would march and shout and wave a sign around if the need arose.  I was all about no one getting to tell me what I could do with my […]

Continue reading

, , , , , ,

Post Election Reflection

Listening and reading this morning has caused me to reflect. I have arrived at a startling conclusion. Many of you are happy. Many are sad, even horrified. However, consider this: you cannot pass a law to abolish hate. You cannot create work ethic by creating jobs. You cannot legislate compassion, acceptance, or kindness, regardless of […]

Continue reading

, , , , ,

prev posts