Goodbye. It’s not me, it’s you.

My friend refuses to get a vaccine. We can't be friends anymore.

I had to stop by the office today. I took my 10 AM break / walk as I always do and ran into a coworker whom I’d not seen in a year (let’s call her “Betty”). She mentioned that she was not going to get a vaccine because she’s not “buying into it.” I don’t… Continue reading Goodbye. It’s not me, it’s you.

Healthcare is broken. We MUST fix it.

A patient with Covid-19 in the intensive care unit at the Royal Papworth Hospital in Cambridge, England, in May. (via NY Times)_

“I’m doing much better this morning. After using the nebulizer, oxygen was much easier to take in.”

This was a response from a friend who is struggling through COVID-19 at home because she can’t afford to see a doctor or go to a hospital.

Consistently wrong

Rep Louie Gohmert catches some Zzs as Tom McClintock addresses an empty House chamber.

California District 4 congressman Tom McClintock (R – Elk Grove) has mis-represented his constituents and his neighbors (they’re not the same) for many years now. But he has been consistent. Consistently wrong.

The Americans and me

Children with US Flag

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.

McClintock Messaging

Rep Louie Gohmert catches some Zzs as Tom McClintock addresses an empty House chamber.

Tom McClintock has learned to emulate the “former guy” and use distortions, half-truths, and cherry-picked facts (aka “lies”) to influence his supporters.

Campaigning under COVID

Campaigning under COVID

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.