Today, I was reading a conversation on a Facebook group focused on Mexican food. Pretty normal until someone took exception to using the word “America” to mean “United States.” This instantly reminded me of a conversation I overheard once. A conversation worth sharing, I think.
Regardless of the outcome, the work continues. We will still have people struggling to find a place to live. We will still have children in our communities who go to sleep hungry. We will still have people ostracized for the color of their skin or where they choose to worship. There will always more to do.
Life under COVID started out somewhat confusing and slightly ambiguous. In the five months since I started working from home, things have gotten tougher, not easier the longer things stay the same.
“Mail call!” The 1MC* aboard the USS Marvin Shields sent out the call and a dozen division mail clerks scurried to pick up the mail for the sailors in their Division.
“He’ll never get an opportunity like that again, and it was taken away for what?” Uhler said.
Umm… how about “Public Safety”?
So there I was, two days into a four-day vacation visiting my uncle and cousins who I’d not seen in forty years. I was looking at a menu and realizing that although I’ve become much prouder and more atune with my Mexican heritage, that I was still, in many ways, “pocho.”
A while back I wrote a small piece about actors who seem to play law enforcement officers more than once. I just came across another member of the club: Alana De La Garza (Twitter, IMDB). She is currently playing Clara Seger on Criminal Minds: Beyond Border. Prior to that, she played NYPD officer Jo Martinez on TV show… Continue reading Once a cop… Pt 2.
A while back, I had a Twitter “conversation” with Daniel Garza of the The Libre Initiative. After a few back-and-forths, Daniel stated that I was spreading the “biggest lie about Obamacare” when I stated that the GOP had not provided any counter-proposals to Obamacare. Daniel suggested that I Google “Republican alternatives to Obamacare.” I said… Continue reading The myth about GOP alternatives to Obamacare
The United States of America prides itself on being a nation of laws. We elect our leaders by popular vote (mostly). Our government (federal, state and local) creates laws and regulations that aim to serve to better our lives and community. Yet, as we peel back the veneer on which we base our pride, we… Continue reading Justice for All? Not really
My dad’s not doing well. I realize that the number of days I have with him are rapidly dwindling. It’s all part of the circle of life.