Cold Civil War

Amy Goodman of Democracy Now asked the great-great-grandsons of Stonewall Jackson (who are calling to have confederate statues removed) “As you watched what happened in Charlottesville, do you feel like there is a kind of new civil war in this country?” Let’s be clear: we are not seeing a “new civil war” in the USA….


Overcoming, and sustaining, inherited beliefs

This article was brought to my attention on Facebook some months ago: http://www.goodhousekeeping.com/life/parenting/a43702/transgender-child-kimberly-shappley/ There’s so much to respond to in this article. I wrote this response to it, but sat on it without publishing until till now. It’s no longer timely, but I think the issues are still relevant. First of all, this story is…


Why blog?

Spending hours crafting responses to random internet denizens’ Facebook comments feels foolish, but I do it often enough. Because Facebook is a horrible tool for writing anything but a snarky one-liner, I have taken to crafting these time-wasting commentaries in a note app on my mobile devices. I started saving them. It seemed a sensible…