I've seen so many people assert quite confidently that the COVID vaccine is perfectly safe and an equal number of people quite confidently say that it is not at all safe. Who is right? I have no idea. Were you thinking I'd say something else? I do have a lot of opinions and I'm not … Continue reading COVID Vaccine, Part I
RBG, Part I
Last Friday, the 18th of September, the world lost a force of nature. Ruth Bader Ginsberg (a/k/a RBG) was murdered (and I mean that literally) by metastatic pancreatic cancer, after a long and illustrious career, after dealing with cancer multiple times and working through it, after leaving her indelible mark on the world. She left … Continue reading RBG, Part I
George Floyd was murdered on May 25, 2020 and the world hasn't been the same since. The outpouring of support from the entire world and the widespread acknowledgments, albeit somewhat late, of the ongoing systemic racism affecting the black community in the United States, has been heartening to see. The number of policy changes that … Continue reading Just Mercy
I'm frankly appalled at the news these days. I get that much of what I read and see comes through the lens of the particular bias of whatever news outlet I'm utilizing, so I do my best to read the source materials, the laws, bills, etc. However, I am seeing some really scary trends these … Continue reading Hands off.
Dealing with Prejudice/Racism PART I
I know this blog is about my experiences as a woman living with Stage IV metastatic breast cancer, but I need to take a small break and talk about prejudice and racism. As most of you know, I'm a WASP. I'm originally from the Midwest but I am a White Anglo Saxon Protestant. I'm married … Continue reading Dealing with Prejudice/Racism PART I