More regular humans being regular, please!

President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris were inaugurated and sworn in to office yesterday. That was sure nice. People sang songs. Americans breathed a collective sigh of relief. Amanda Gorman recited a beautiful poem that was rightfully considered by virtually everyone watching to be the highlight of the…

The attack on the Capitol made me angry, but reminded me of our nation’s great hope.

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Washington DC is a particularly cynical place and I’ve become numb to four-plus years of the Trump regime’s theatrics and tantrums. So my visceral reaction to images of Trump cultists mobbing the United States Capitol caught me off-guard last week. While watching such familiar corridors ransacked by group of delusional…

The icon didn’t live to see his vision for racial justice achieved, despite what cynical politicians want us to believe

Many lovely and important tributes have been shared in the days since the passing of Rep. John Lewis (here is one, here is another). And rightfully so. He was a bonafide hero and selfless public servant. …

Rad/ish. Episode 2.

We did this project on Medium at the end of 2017 called Words That Matter. It was a neat thing. We asked writers to select a single word that encapsulated something meaningful or important to them about 2017, and then reflect on the year through the lens of that word…

Rad/ish. Episode 1.

I want to write more in 2018. Not because I am good at it. I am not. I am mediocre+ (dibs on Mediocre+ for my new Ska band name). But I wrote very little in 2017 and a void was felt. Also, I want to get better at writing and…

Jyn Erso + Rose Tico & The Last Jedi

This is a speculative post of very little consequence about the new Star Wars film, The Last Jedi, and the origins of one of the ostensibly new key characters, Rose Tico. (I don’t know who Rey’s parents are)

I think Jyn Erso saved the life of a young Rose Tico…

Either way, he doesn’t care

Judging from yesterday’s exchange during his unconventional (?) press conference, Donald Trump doesn’t know what the Congressional Black Caucus is. And apparently, Donald Trump sycophant Jeffery Lord, thinks the CBC is a problem akin to KKK leader David Duke launching a Congressional White Caucus, Lord stated:

I used to think…

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Protecting the Nation From Foreign Terrorist Entry Into the United States

By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and laws of the United States of America, including the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA), 8 U.S.C. 1101 et seq., …

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