Pandemic


Why have you become so political? I'm so glad you asked.

Why have you become so political? I'm so glad you asked.

I haven’t considered myself to be an especially political person. In writing this series however, in reflecting on my ideas and cataloging my past political engagement, I realize my political-orientated behavior this winter is not out of character, though it may be surprising to readers.

Attempts to invalidate a movement, what is truth, and how do we build a just society

Attempts to invalidate a movement, what is truth, and how do we build a just society

Each of us is working on the weft and warp of building a society from our diversity of belief, opinions, experiences, frameworks, and theories. And in that weaving sometimes we’ll meet up and touch the hands and join the causes of those who seem very different from us (I should hope so) and sometimes we’ll feel some distance from those we usually align with (also, I should hope so).

My line in the sand

My line in the sand

In a liberal democracy individual liberty is the given state, the independent variable. If the state fails to convince a population by reasonable means why the individual’s autonomy, responsibility and relationality must be curtailed, and they must advance their agenda via coercion, that state action and that authority is unjust.

The light at the end of the tunnel

The light at the end of the tunnel

Come hell or high water, come lockdowns and curfews, come transitions and discomfort, come mental health crises and loss of community, we were going to see our family through this difficult season.

Identifying (and sinking myself into) what brings meaning right now

Identifying (and sinking myself into) what brings meaning right now

In this new phase I’m still learning the boundaries for time and energy commitments. And that learning process can be bumpy.

To Jérémy the Optician

To Jérémy the Optician

I was feeling confused, disorientated, and embarrassed. By a trip to the optometrist.

Puzzling is a hit

Puzzling is a hit

I was never interested in jigsaw puzzles before, or any other puzzles for that matter. Life has enough problems to figure out. Who wants to do that in their leisure time?