Sharing Grief: Reclaiming Self Love

I had a strange thing happen today. Someone told me the following things (I'm changing them just slightly for identity protection): Turns Out... I'm fuckin' fabulous. Yes, I'm struggling with some self worth issues because I'm dealing with some recently uncovered trauma. Yes, I know every single one of my faults in excruciating detail. But … Continue reading Sharing Grief: Reclaiming Self Love

Sharing Grief: What Happened That Night

A little warning, first. This is the one where I explain what happened. It isn't pretty. It isn't nice. It isn't healthy. It isn't good. I made mistakes. I did bad things. And right now, I am gonna write about some of them. Gotta gotta be downBecause I want it allIt started out with a … Continue reading Sharing Grief: What Happened That Night

Sharing Grief: The Top Ten Ways to Occupy a Sleepless Night!! (You won’t believe #11!)

Consider all the ways that you could off yourself if you hadn't made that pesky commitment to life!Begin writing a blog about the top ten things to...well, whatever. Truly appreciate your friends' words. Get frustrated. OverthinkUnderthinkSideways Think (really, the last three don't matter. The point is to really get inside your head and kick the … Continue reading Sharing Grief: The Top Ten Ways to Occupy a Sleepless Night!! (You won’t believe #11!)

Sharing Grief: Depression Takes a Snow Day

Depression Doesn't Take a Snow Day I don't know why, but today started out really well. I mean so well, that I thought I was out of this mess. I described it to a friend as the eye of a storm, which I realize is not very literary, but when you can finally breath, who … Continue reading Sharing Grief: Depression Takes a Snow Day

Sharing Grief

I’m in the middle of a mental health...not “crisis,” for that implies that I’m about to do something dangerous. And I’m not. But I am grieving. I am in a bad place. The Bad Place, I call it, actually, but it’s way less funny than any motherforking shirtballs. I’m not going to hurt myself or … Continue reading Sharing Grief

Exiting the Deficit Dumpster

I recently came across the following article from Ruby Payne after speaking with an administrator at my college -- someone who I respect a great deal. It turns out that she is coming to our campus this fall. https://youthtoday.org/2015/02/how-do-you-teach-kids-from-poor-households-about-money/ I have to admit -- I am a little fascinated by her, not in an I-really-want-to-see-her-in-person … Continue reading Exiting the Deficit Dumpster

Steven Crowder and Public Pedagogy: The Propagation of Unholy Intersectionality

In the Washington Post today (Wednesday, June 6, 2019), Henry Farrell writes about the demonetization of conservative YouTuber Steven Crowder for the racist and homophobic content that Crowder has spewed across the video platform, targeting Vox producer Carlos Maza. Maza, in a brilliant display of calling out the homophobia of Crowder, put the following montage together that allows Crowder … Continue reading Steven Crowder and Public Pedagogy: The Propagation of Unholy Intersectionality

Before Toxic

She climbed couches and broke wrists. Once, she hung on the ropes at the bank. The brass stand holding the ropes in place buckled and fell, and her scalp split open. I ran her to the ER, where she received three staples, never even wincing. But yesterday – Sweet Mother Mary – she sat and … Continue reading Before Toxic

An Argument for the Elimination of Second Place.

My opinions do not reflect those of this institution. They gave me 30,000 dollars. They gave me 30,000 dollars and I left home at 17 and I learned how to carry a gun. And it was fun. On my 18thbirthday, I threw grenades. And then I wept. I wept because I saw what a round, … Continue reading An Argument for the Elimination of Second Place.