About this blog

I’m not a misanthrope, but I have issues. I hate the mess we’ve made of our legal system(s) and how we’ve decided that nature is “property” and should be divvied up among certain human overlords, but I love traffic laws. I used to have a fascination with death and now I love life a bit too much.  I am too sensitive to the violence and suffering that humans inflict on the world, but I am also enthralled by the boundless creativity and joy of human existence.  I despise those who knowingly or foolishly lie for power or money, but I sometimes wish I was less of a critical thinker so I wouldn’t have to be aware of it.

This blog is an outlet for me – to get out those ideas which batter my psyche like little frisbee sawblades.  It’s also writing practice. Sometimes, I make mistakes or change my mind later, but I think most ideas are worth considering, if they’re coming from a sincere and thoughtful place, even if they’re missing some elements or perspective, so I make no apologies. My basic philosophy is that diversity and non-violence are essential and that unearned privileges merit critique.  I’ve got privilege up the wazoo, so I try to be an ally for those who don’t.

This blog is not a diary about my personal experiences or emotions, though of course my perspective infuses my writing.   I write primarily about politics, society, art, absurdity, corporate hijinks, gender diversity, compassion towards animals /vegan-ism and saving the world before bedtime.

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“It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.”
-Jiddu Krishnamurty