President Trump, Please Stop Attacking The First Amendment of the Constitution That You Swore To Protect

Today at the CPAC convention the President of the United States made the following (outrageous) claim: “Nobody loves it [the First Amendment] better than me.” Unfortunately, when President Trump uses this kind of language, it is almost always followed by a bunch of statements antithetical to the protection of whatever he just claimed to love… Continue reading President Trump, Please Stop Attacking The First Amendment of the Constitution That You Swore To Protect

Democrats Need To Get “Woke”: It’s Time For Strategy Not Games

I was at the meeting of the Washtenaw Democrats a few weeks ago where State Democratic Chairperson Brandon Dillon brush off strategy question after strategy question. Mr. Dillon’s answer to all the strategy questions that he faced was that Democrats need to “first, regain power” before starting to talk about strategies that the party doesn’t have… Continue reading Democrats Need To Get “Woke”: It’s Time For Strategy Not Games

Please, “Be Weak.”America Needs More So-Called “Wusses!”

I am not kidding, America needs more so-called wusses. I often hear people talking about the so-called “wussification of America” (obviously intended as insulting men for having less desirable feminine aspects aka it is a purposefully gendered term). Just recently the creeping cancer of “wussification” extended to the National Basketball Association: LeBron James is a… Continue reading Please, “Be Weak.”America Needs More So-Called “Wusses!”

Bipartisanship Begins At Home

Majority Leader Mitch McConnell recently summed up what most GOP folks have said: “It’s time to finally accept the results of the election,” he said, “and move on.” No offense folks but: A) Practice What You Preach and, no offense, but, B)  Methinks You Protest Too Much You (the GOP) just spent 8 years obstructing… Continue reading Bipartisanship Begins At Home

My “2 Way” Faith

Before I found recovery, I was an incredibly cynical person. I disdained participation in every meeting I was forced to attend, what could I possibly learn from someone else that wasn’t a waste of my time? I hated “planned” group activities and the “childish” things that always came with them. I distrusted all displays of emotion and… Continue reading My “2 Way” Faith

No Shame In Doing The Right Thing

My natural inclination is to feel so embarrassed and full of shame whenever I have to say I cannot do something that everyone else (non-addicts) can do as a “normal” part of their day. It is really hard to turn down an invitation to see a movie, for example, that I know will include scenes… Continue reading No Shame In Doing The Right Thing

Recovery Is Not Magic (It’s A Process)

The so-called “Talking Heads” on television always act surprised and even offended whenever a prominent celebrity relapses. These “addiction commentators” make rehab and recovery sound like an almost magical process that immediately “cures” people. Usually, they conclude with a statement how sad it is that the particular celebrity struggling with addiction can’t “get it together”… Continue reading Recovery Is Not Magic (It’s A Process)